Comparison of technical characteristics between computer processors, with the Intel Core i7-5960X on one hand, and the Intel Core i9-7900X on the other hand. The first has a total of 8 cores, 16 threads, a maximum frequency of 3.5 GHz, a thermal design power of 140 W. The second has 10 cores, 20 threads, its turbo frequency reaches 4.3 GHz, its TDP is set to 140 W. The following table also allows us to compare the lithography, the number of transistors (if indicated), the amount of cache memory, the maximum RAM memory capacity, the type of memory accepted, the launch date, the maximum number of PCIe lines , the values obtained in Geekbench 4 and Cinebench R15, as well as the price.
|Processor||Intel Core i9-7900X||Intel Core i7-5960X|
|Part number(s), S-Spec||BX80673I97900X,
|Release date||Q2 2017||Q3 2014|
|Lithography||14 nm+||22 nm|
|Base frequency||3.3 GHz||3.0 GHz|
|Turbo frequency||4.3 GHz||3.5 GHz|
|Cache||13.75 MB||20 MB|
|Max memory size||128 GB||64 GB|
|Memory types||DDR4-2666||DDR4 1600/1866/2133|
|Max PCIe lanes||44||40|
|TDP||140 W||140 W|
|Socket||LGA 2066||LGA 2011-3|
|Cinebench R15 single-thread||192||140|
|Cinebench R15 multi-thread||2,162||1,393|
|PassMark single thread||2,455||1,995|
|PassMark CPU Mark||21,875||15,950|
|Geekbench 4 single-core||5,434||4,683|
|Geekbench 4 multi-core||36,706||29,083|
|Rating||4.1 / 5||4.3 / 5|
|Number of reviews||262||149|
|Amazon||Intel Core i9-7900X||Intel Core i7-5960X|
|Ebay||Intel Core i9-7900X||Intel Core i7-5960X|
Note: prices can change over time. They are not updated regularly. Shipping costs have not been integrated.
Performance comparison between the two processors, for this we consider the following benchmarking softwares: Geekbench 4, PassMark and Cinebench R15.
|Processeur||Geekbench 4 – Score multi-core & single-core – Windows 64-bit|
|Intel Core i9-7900X|| 5 434
|Intel Core i7-5960X|| 4 683
On the single-core side, the difference is 16%. In multi-core, the differential gap is 26%.
|Processeur||PassMark – CPU Mark & single thread|
|Intel Core i9-7900X|| 2,455
|Intel Core i7-5960X|| 1,995
On PassMark, there is a difference of 23% in single-core. On the multi-core side, the gap is 37%.
|Processeur||Cinebench R15 – Score|
|Intel Core i9-7900X|| 192
|Intel Core i7-5960X|| 140
On this software, there is a difference of 37% in single-core. On the multi-core side, the gap reaches 55%.