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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 Size: L1: 512 KB, L2: 8.0 MB, L3: 22 MB

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

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q4 2017

CPUmark/$Price: 98.51

Overall Rank: 193

Last Price Change: $274.24 USD (2023-01-27)

Average CPU Mark
rating
27016

Single Thread Rating: 2504
Samples: 132*
*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 Math102,864 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math64,315 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers91 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting58 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption10,493 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression447.6 MBytes/Sec
Physics1,237 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions35,845 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread2,504 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 27th of January 2023.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 21st of January 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 21st of January 2023.
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$274.24 USDBuy Now!
BestBuy.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 27th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,577
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,749
Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz
27,016
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
22,688
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,166
Apple M1 Pro 10 Core 3200 MHz
21,964
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,934
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,566
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,795
Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz
14,553
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,274
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 27th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
187.31
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
131.34
Intel Core i9-12900K
99.82
Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz
98.51
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
92.61
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.96
Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz
39.33
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
27.71
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Pro 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 27th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,209
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,061
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,848
Apple M1 Pro 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,827
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,731
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,356
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,948
Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz
2,891
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
2,664
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz
2,504
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1714407 - Jan 07 2023
28690
BL1684636 - Dec 02 2022 [Excluded]
13481
BL1675276 - Nov 20 2022
26403
BL1664582 - Nov 05 2022
23560
BL1657865 - Oct 27 2022
28684
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 27th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz
27,016
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X vs Intel Core i9-7960X
22,735 (-15.8%)
Intel Core i9-7920X @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i9-7960X
23,622 (-12.6%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X vs Intel Core i9-7960X
23,275 (-13.8%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs Intel Core i9-7960X
22,688 (-16.0%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X vs Intel Core i9-7960X
28,085 (+4.0%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Intel Core i9-7960X
27,860 (+3.1%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X vs Intel Core i9-7960X
27,786 (+2.9%)
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700 vs Intel Core i9-7960X
23,032 (-14.7%)
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X vs Intel Core i9-7960X
32,741 (+21.2%)
Intel Core i7-12700 vs Intel Core i9-7960X
31,105 (+15.1%)
Intel Core i7-11700K @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i9-7960X
24,662 (-8.7%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT vs Intel Core i9-7960X
23,739 (-12.1%)


Is the Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 27th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-13900T
8,921
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,679
Intel Core i9-13900F
8,178
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,794
Intel Core i9-13900KF
7,553
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
7,102
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
6,690
Intel Core i7-13700K
6,669
Intel Core i5-13600K
6,631
Intel Core i5-13600KF
6,528
Intel Core i7-13700F
6,506
Intel Core i9-12900KS
6,450
Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz
2,120