Intel Core i9 7960X Knockout AMD Threadripper 1950X in Geekbench 4.0

The first data of the next Intel Core i9 7960X of 16 cores and 32 threads have appeared on the Internet. This new Intel processor comes face-to-face with AMD’s new top-of-the-line in its new Threadripper platform whose maximum power will have the same number of cores and threads.

Intel Core i9 7960XBeats AMD Threadripper 1950X

Intel’s new i9 chips are scheduled to arrive sometime later this year and will be fully compatible with the X299 platform for Skylake-X. The first test of this new Intel Core i9 7960X has been in Geekbench 4.0, where it has shown an excellent result considering the 2.5GHz frequency. And offering up to 5238 points in mono-core and 33672 points in Multi-core.

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Intel Core i9 7960X Knockout AMD Threadripper 1950X in Geekbench 4.0

Low-Frequency Operation

If we take a look at the scores obtained by the Core i9 7900X (which has ten cores instead of 16). We will see that its performance is almost similar in nearly all categories except in floating point and memory. That is due to the low frequency at which this chip is operating. That is only 2.5GHz, a deficient speed that misses some cores. Even though it operates at a low frequency, it is enough to beat the AMD Threadripper in virtually every test.

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The Intel Core i9 7960X, as we mentioned, has 16 cores and 32 threads running with a total of 22.5MB of L3 cache. Intel intends to sell this processor above $ 1600 and its most modest variant, the Intel Core i9-7900X, for about $ 999. In both cases, it overcame the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X in the tests of Geekbench.

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Test Configurations

The benchmark was made on July 21, 2017, exactly two days ago with the following configuration:

  • OS: Windows 10 64 bit
  • Motherboard: ASUS PRIME X299-Deluxe
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • CPU: Core i9-7960X (16 Colors / 32 Threads)
  • CPU Clock: 2.51 GHz (All-Core)
  • L1 Cache: 1 MB
  • L2 Cache: 16 MB
  • L3 Cache: 22.5 MB

That would confirm to us the size of L3 cache with which this processor will count. That is something in which still Intel had not been pronounced. This new processor will have a price of approximately 1700 €. That is a rate much higher than the counterpart of AMD that would cost 999 €.

CPU Name Intel Core i9-7960X 16 Core, 32 Thread @ 2.5 GHz (Engineering Sample) AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16 Core, 32 Thread @ 3.4 GHz (NewEntry) Intel Core i9-7900X 10 Core, 20 Thread @ 3.3 GHz
Single Core Performance 5238 4074 5390
Multi Core Performance 33672 26768 33945
Single Core: Integer 5460 3933 5541
Single Core: Floating Point 5576 3869 6054
Single Core: Memory 4279 4245 4107
Multi Core: Integer 34635 31567 38695
Multi Core: Floating Point 50087 34794 46700
Multi Core: Memory 6437 5206 5935
MSRP $ 1699 999 $ 999 $

Still seeing the comparative table. You can see that at the moment the Intel Core i9 7900X with ten cores and 20 threads is still the best bet in cost/performance. But for now, it is early to speak as we have not seen this last processor with overclocking.