Intel Core i9-7960X

Intel Core i9-7960X

About processor

The Intel Core i9-7960X processor is an absolute powerhouse, boasting a total of 16 cores and 32 threads. This makes it an ideal choice for heavy-duty tasks such as video editing, 3D rendering, and gaming. With a base frequency of 2.8 GHz and a max turbo frequency of 4.2 GHz, this processor delivers exceptional performance and speed. The 22MB L3 cache ensures that data retrieval and processing are lightning fast, while the 14nm technology keeps power consumption in check. The 165W TDP may be on the higher side, but the performance it delivers more than justifies the power usage. In terms of real-world performance, the Geekbench 6 Single Core score of 1313 and the Multi Core score of 9066 speak volumes about the capabilities of this processor. Whether you are a professional content creator or a hardcore gamer, the Intel Core i9-7960X can handle anything you throw at it with ease. Overall, if you are in need of a high-performance processor for demanding workloads, the Intel Core i9-7960X is definitely worth considering. While it may come at a premium price, the unparalleled power and efficiency it offers make it a worthwhile investment for those in need of top-tier performance.


Label Name
Launch Date
September 2017
Model Name
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Code Name

CPU Specifications

Total Cores
Cores is a hardware term that describes the number of independent central processing units in a single computing component (die or chip).
Total Threads
Where applicable, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology is only available on Performance-cores.
Performance-core Base Frequency
2.8 GHz
Performance-core Max Turbo Frequency
Maximum P-core turbo frequency derived from Intel® Turbo Boost Technology.
4.2 GHz
L1 Cache
64K per core
L2 Cache
1MB per core
L3 Cache
22MB shared
CPU Socket
The socket is the component that provides the mechanical and electrical connections between the processor and motherboard.
Lithography refers to the semiconductor technology used to manufacture an integrated circuit, and is reported in nanometer (nm), indicative of the size of features built on the semiconductor.
14 nm
165 W
Max. Operating Temperature
Junction Temperature is the maximum temperature allowed at the processor die.
98 °C
Instruction Set
The instruction set is a hard program stored inside the CPU that guides and optimizes CPU operations. With these instruction sets, the CPU can run more efficiently. There are many manufacturers that design CPUs, which results in different instruction sets, such as the 8086 instruction set for the Intel camp and the RISC instruction set for the ARM camp. x86, ARM v8, and MIPS are all codes for instruction sets. Instruction sets can be extended; for example, x86 added 64-bit support to create x86-64. Manufacturers developing CPUs that are compatible with a certain instruction set need authorization from the instruction set patent holder. A typical example is Intel authorizing AMD, enabling the latter to develop CPUs compatible with the x86 instruction set.

Memory Specifications

Memory Type
Intel® processors come in four different types: Single Channel, Dual Channel, Triple Channel, and Flex Mode. Maximum supported memory speed may be lower when populating multiple DIMMs per channel on products that support multiple memory channels.
Max Memory Size
Max memory size refers to the maximum memory capacity supported by the processor.
Memory Channels
The number of memory channels refers to the bandwidth operation for real world application.
Max Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory bandwidth is the maximum rate at which data can be read from or stored into a semiconductor memory by the processor (in GB/s).
79.47 GB/s

GPU Specifications

Integrated Graphics Model
An integrated GPU refers to the graphics core that is integrated into the CPU processor. Leveraging the processor's powerful computational capabilities and intelligent power efficiency management, it delivers outstanding graphics performance and a smooth application experience at a lower power consumption.


Cinebench R23
Single Core Score
Cinebench R23
Multi Core Score
Geekbench 6
Single Core Score
Geekbench 6
Multi Core Score
Geekbench 5
Single Core Score
Geekbench 5
Multi Core Score
Passmark CPU
Single Core Score
Passmark CPU
Multi Core Score

Compared to Other CPU

Cinebench R23 Single Core
Cinebench R23 Multi Core
15767 +2.4%
15347 -0.3%
Geekbench 6 Single Core
Geekbench 6 Multi Core
9081 +0.2%
9054 -0.1%
9031 -0.4%
Geekbench 5 Single Core
Geekbench 5 Multi Core
13765 +0.6%
13665 -0.2%
Passmark CPU Single Core
2495 -0.1%
Passmark CPU Multi Core
28851 +0.2%
28758 -0.1%
28632 -0.5%