Intel Core i9-9960X

Intel Core i9-9960X

About processor

The Intel Core i9-9960X is an impressive desktop processor that delivers exceptional performance for demanding tasks. With a total of 16 cores and 32 threads, this processor is capable of handling heavy workloads with ease. The base frequency of 3.1 GHz and a max turbo frequency of 4.4 GHz ensure smooth and efficient multitasking, making it ideal for content creators, 3D rendering, and gaming. The 22MB L3 cache ensures quick access to frequently used data, further enhancing the processor's speed and responsiveness. With a TDP of 165W, the i9-9960X is a power-hungry processor, but the performance it offers justifies the power consumption. In benchmark tests, the i9-9960X scored a remarkable 1432 in Geekbench 6 Single Core and an impressive 10707 in Geekbench 6 Multi-Core, showcasing its exceptional processing power. Overall, the Intel Core i9-9960X is a top-notch processor that offers incredible performance for demanding tasks, making it an excellent choice for professionals and enthusiasts who require uncompromising power for their computing needs.


Label Name
Launch Date
October 2018
Model Name
The Intel processor number is just one of several factors - along with processor brand, system configurations, and system-level benchmarks - to be considered when choosing the right processor for your computing needs.
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
3.1 GHz
Performance-core Max Turbo Frequency
Maximum P-core turbo frequency derived from Intel® Turbo Boost Technology.
4.4 GHz
L1 Cache
32K 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.
85 °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).
85 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
1088 -0.2%
1085 -0.5%
Cinebench R23 Multi Core
17603 +0.9%
17529 +0.4%
17436 -0.1%
17276 -1%
Geekbench 6 Single Core
1431 -0.1%
Geekbench 6 Multi Core
10727 +0.2%
10719 +0.1%
10676 -0.3%
10655 -0.5%
Geekbench 5 Single Core
1174 +0.1%
1173 +0%
1171 -0.2%
1170 -0.3%
Geekbench 5 Multi Core
15234 +0.4%
15154 -0.1%
Passmark CPU Single Core
2625 +0.1%
2617 -0.2%
Passmark CPU Multi Core
30710 +0.2%
30661 +0.1%
30636 -0%
30520 -0.4%