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Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz Good for Gaming?

This is a fairly old CPU that is no longer competitive with newer CPUs. But this CPU contains 16 Cores and 32 Threads. Paired with a good videocard, is this CPU Good for Gaming? This CPU should be able to play most games. [More ...]

Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz

Description:

Class: Desktop

Socket: FCLGA2066

Clockspeed: 2.8 GHz

Turbo Speed: 4.2 GHz

Cores: 16 Threads: 32

Typical TDP: 165 W

Cache per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 16 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 16 x 32 KB
L2 Cache: 16 x 1024 KB
L3 Cache: 22 MB

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-7960X CPU @ 2.80GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q4 2017

CPUmark/$Price: 39.99

Overall Rank: 313

Last Price Change: $718.32 USD (2024-05-07)

Average CPU Mark
rating
28722

Single Thread Rating: 2506
Samples: 152*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 25,994
Thread: 2,335

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz

Integer Math107,681 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math67,002 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers103 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting59,014 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption11,172 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression482,580 KBytes/Sec
Physics1,475 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions37,375 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread2,506 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 29th of May 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 27th of May 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 27th of May 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
NewEgg.com$718.32 USDBuy Now!
BestBuy.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


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CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 30th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,306
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,376
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
39,183
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,629
Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz
28,722
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,030
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,907
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,312
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,763
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,490
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,180
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 30th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
219.33
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
156.49
Intel Core i9-12900K
149.40
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
140.96
Intel Core i9-13900K
124.86
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.67
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
52.62
Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz
39.99
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 30th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,632
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,170
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,034
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,925
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,837
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,700
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
3,471
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,361
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,932
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz
2,506
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2108305 - May 24 2024
26589
BL2105836 - May 21 2024 [Overclocked]
28804
BL5064618 - May 20 2024
31595
BL2104016 - May 18 2024
26870
BL2094112 - May 05 2024 [Overclocked]
28709
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz
As of 30th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz
28,722
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X vs Intel Core i9-7960X
27,587 (-4.0%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X vs Intel Core i9-7960X
25,509 (-11.2%)
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X vs Intel Core i9-7960X
32,652 (+13.7%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Intel Core i9-7960X
29,398 (+2.4%)
Intel Core i9-9920X @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i9-7960X
25,163 (-12.4%)
AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT vs Intel Core i9-7960X
32,734 (+14.0%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE @ 2.60GHz vs Intel Core i9-7960X
30,162 (+5.0%)
Intel Core i9-10940X @ 3.30GHz vs Intel Core i9-7960X
27,932 (-2.8%)
Intel Core i9-10920X @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i9-7960X
26,274 (-8.5%)
Intel Core i9-7940X @ 3.10GHz vs Intel Core i9-7960X
26,007 (-9.5%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X vs Intel Core i9-7960X
23,132 (-19.5%)
Intel Core i9-9900X @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i9-7960X
21,803 (-24.1%)

Is the Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 30th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,560
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,269
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,064
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,554
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,401
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,150
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,004
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,882
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,793
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,536
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i7-14700KF
7,532
Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz
2,305