Intel Core i9-7960X vs Intel Core i9-7980XE performance comparison

A very interesting processor comparison, the one between the two heavier PC chips of the industry, with the Intel Core i9-7960X on the left and the Intel Core i9-7980XE on the right:

BenchmarksIntel Core i9-7960XIntel Core i9-7980XE
3DMark Time Spy13010 14195
3DMark Fire Strike Physics (DX11)31960 34830
3D Particule Movement4005 MIPS4255 MIPS
3DPM v1 Single Threaded146 146
3DPM v1 Multi Threaded2865 2705
3ds Max CPU Composite7.6 7.9
3ds Max CPU Rendering12.8 13.5
3ds Max Mental Ray200 s205 s
3ds Max V-Ray165 s160 s
7-zip Combined74230 MIPS77130 MIPS
7-zip Decompression84230 MIPS88355 MIPS
7-zip Compression64235 MIPS65900 MIPS
7-zip Compression SPECwpc63 s68 s
7-zip Decompression SPECwpc157 s150 s
Adobe Lightroom280 s270 s
AES Encoding17.5 GB/s16.5 GB/s
Agisoft Photoscan2025 s2080 s
Aida64 Single Precision floating1840 FLOPS1955 FLOPS
Aida64 Dual Precision floating840.5 FLOPS915.5 FLOPS
Aida64 Integer Ops/s 24 bit755 GIOPS821 GIOPS
Aida64 Integer Ops/s 32 bit754 GIOPS821.5 GIOPS
Aida64 Integer Ops/s 64 bit115 GIOPS122.5 GIOPS
Aida64 Memory Copy82 GB/s85 GB/s
Aida64 Memory Read99 GB/s100 GB/s
Aida64 Memory Write80 GB/s85 GB/s
Aida64 Memory Latency67 ns67 ns
Aida64 AES Encryption65 GB/s69 GB/s
Aida64 FP64 Ray Tracing14.5 Mrays/s15.5 Mrays/s
Aida64 Hash17 GB/s18 GB/s
Aida64 Image Analysis39 Gpixel/s38 Gpixel/s
Aida64 Queen119970 150570
Aida64 FPU VP89030 9460
Aida64 FPU Julia59110 64430
Aida64 FPU Mandel64490 68520
Aida64 FPU Sinjulia17200 18220
Aida64 Zlib1295.5 MB/s1355 MB/s
Apache Static Webpage Serving47065 R/s31695 R/s
asmFish Chess Bench52466975 N/s52151605 N/s
Blender Rendering145 s140 s
Blender 3BMWs Workload145 s140 s
C-ray 1.1 1600 x 12006 s5.45 s
Cinebench R15 Single Thread190 CB Marks195 CB Marks
Cinebench R15 Multi Threaded3190 CB Marks4200 CB Marks
Cinebench OpenGL154 257
Cinebench R11.5 Single Thread2.1 2.2
Cinebench R11.5 Multi Threaded33.5 33.9
Cinebench R10 Single Thread9290 7655
Cinebench R10 Multi Threaded71215 59600
Corona 1.3 Photorealism7664505 Rays/s8280410 Rays/s
CPU-Z Single core475 91
CPU-Z Multi-core6424 2602
Dolphin 5.0290 s565 s
DX Optics Pro120 s120 s
FCAT Processing 48.9 s51.5 s
FFTE7995 Mflops8235 Mflops
FFTW19015 Mflops19810 Mflops
Fritz Chess Benchmark24380 Knodes/s61450 Knodes/s
GCC110 s105 s
Geekbench 4 Single core5235 5195
Geekbench 4 Multi-core36720 37935
Geekbench 4 Single core Crypto5200 5135
Geekbench 4 Single core Integer5695 5300
Geekbench 4 Single core Floating6030 5770
Geekbench 4 Single core Memory4565 4450
Geekbench 4 Single Memory Copy12.5 GB/s11.5 GB/s
Geekbench 4 Single Memory Bandwith18.5 GB/s19.5 GB/s
Geekbench 4 Multi-core Crypto26345 35270
Geekbench 4 Multi-core Integer38895 36240
Geekbench 4 Multi-core Floating54640 60625
Geekbench 4 Multi-core Memory7200 6570
Geekbench 4 Multi AES20 GB/s22 GB/s
Geekbench 4 Multi LZMA114.5 MB/s129 MB/s
Geekbench 4 Multi JPEG336.5 Mpixels/s309 Mpixels/s
Geekbench 4 Multi Canny398 Mpixels/s340.5 Mpixels/s
Geekbench 4 Multi Lua75.5 MB/s91.5 MB/s
Geekbench 4 Multi Dijkstra13.5 MTE/s11 MTE/s
Geekbench 4 Multi SQLite1730 Krows/s2250 Krows/s
Geekbench 4 Multi HTML 5 Parse164 MB/s144 MB/s
Geekbench 4 Multi HTML5 DOM62.5 MElements/s71.5 MElements/s
Geekbench 4 Multi Histogram466.5 Mpixels/s375.5 Mpixels/s
Geekbench 4 Multi PDF Rendering265.5 Mpixels/s219.5 Mpixels/s
Geekbench 4 Multi LLVM7.7 Kfunctions/s9 Kfunctions/s
Geekbench 4 Multi Camera98.5 images/s81 images/s
Geekbench 4 Multi SGEMM1220 Gflops1260 Gflops
Geekbench 4 Multi SFFT 308 Gflops412 Gflops
Geekbench 4 Multi N-Body Physics66.5 Mpairs/s78.5 Mpairs/s
Geekbench 4 Multi Ray Tracing3.8 Mpixels/s4.5 Mpixels/s
Geekbench 4 Multi Rigid Body Physics189210 FPS203028 FPS
Geekbench 4 Multi HDR134.5 Mpixels/s120 Mpixels/s
Geekbench 4 Multi Gaussian Blur512.5 Mpixels/s396 Mpixels/s
Geekbench 4 Multi Speech Recognition388 Words/s418.5 Words/s
Geekbench 4 Multi Face Detection24.5 Msubwindows/s31 Msubwindows/s
Geekbench 4 Multi Memory Copy22.5 GB/s23 GB/s
Geekbench 4 Multi Memory Latency69.5 s72.5 s
Geekbench 4 Multi Memory Bandwidth39 GB/s39.5 GB/s
Geekbench 3 Single core5195 4740
Geekbench 3 Multi-core69065 60285
Google Octane42265 34245
Handbrake H264 Encoding LQ1680 FPS1615 FPS
Handbrake H264 Encoding HQ59 FPS58.5 FPS
Handbrake H264 Encoding 4k47 FPS46.5 FPS
Handbrake H265 Encoding 4k25 FPS22.5 FPS
Himeno Poisson Pressure Solver2740 MFLOPS2890 MFLOPS
John The Ripper Blowfish29575 Real C/S31380 Real C/S
John The Ripper MD5373100 Real C/S395000 Real C/S
Komodo27305 Knodes28880 Knodes
Lammps Rhodopsin Protein33.2 s27.5 s
Linux Kernel compile13.95 Compiles/h15 Compiles/h
LuxMark CPU C++8580 9275
Luxrender Time Workload3210 3375
Mozilla Kraken706 ms890 ms
NAMD0.0429 s0.0354 s
NAS Parallel FT 256x256x12833910 Total Mop/s32080 Total Mop/s
NAS Parallel BT 64x64x6453190 Total Mop/s50320 Total Mop/s
NAS Parallel FT 256x256x1288465 Mop/s/t8010 Mop/s/t
NAS Parallel BT 64x64x6413295 Mop/s/t12580 Mop/s/t
Office Chromium compile v5635.8 C/d36.5 C/d
OpenSSL Sign 2830 p/s3005 p/s
Passmark CPU Mark25495 27765
Passmark Single Threaded2365 2340
PCMark8 Photoshop Light0.55 s0.55 s
PCMark8 Photoshop Heavy1.95 s1.9 s
PCMark8 Microsoft Word0.6 s0.6 s
PCMark8 Microsoft Excel0.15 s0.15 s
PCMark8 Home4535 4370
PCMark8 Work3890 3890
PCMark10 Essential Set 8615 7480
PCMark10 Productivity Set6900 6145
PCMark10 Creation Set6100 6005
PCMark10 Physics67.15 FPS58.8 FPS
PDF Opening Adobe Reader DC2545 ms2565 ms
Poisson's Equation30.6 s16.2 s
POV-Ray7110 Points/s7505 Points/s
Primesieve16.5 s15.6 s
Redis Get3142795 R/s2241530 R/s
Redis Set2295930 R/s2120480 R/s
Rodinia Euler3D CPU226 s222 s
SiSoftware Sandra Arithmetic496 GOPS726.5 GOPS
SiSoftware Sandra Multi-Media2290 Mpix/s2549.5 Mpix/s
SiSoftware Sandra .NET Arithmetic121 GOPS142 GOPS
Processor Multi-Core Efficiency131.5 GB/s127.1 GB/s
Processor Cryptography (High Security)36.05 GB/s32.35 GB/s
Cryptography (High Security) AES25625.9 GB/s16.65 GB/s
Cryptography (High Security) SHA2-25637.6 GB/s35.55 GB/s
Financial Analysis (Double Precision)89.8 kOPTS100.45 kOPTS
Scientific Analysis (Double Precision)91 GFLOPS71.15 GFLOPS
Arithmetic Dhrystone Int694.8 GIPS875.85 GIPS
Arithmetic Dhrystone Long701.5 GIPS874.15 GIPS
Arithmetic Whetstone Single-float389.35 GFLOPS515.4 GFLOPS
Arithmetic Whetstone Double-float321.5 GFLOPS421.55 GFLOPS
Multi-Media Integer2105.1 Mpix/s2307.5 Mpix/s
Multi-Media Long-int761.8 Mpix/s856.5 Mpix/s
Multi-Media Quad-int7.5 Mpix/s11.6 Mpix/s
Multi-Media Single-float2667.5 Mpix/s2776.1 Mpix/s
Multi-Media Double-float1658.9 Mpix/s1791.5 Mpix/s
Multi-Media Quad-float87.3 Mpix/s55.65 Mpix/s
Financial high double Black Scholes415.2 MOPT/s423.85 MOPT/s
Financial high double Binomial105.8 kOPT/s109.75 kOPT/s
Financial high double Monte Carlo76.2 kOPT/s78.3 kOPT/s
Scientific high double GEMM341.2 GFLOPS196.3 GFLOPS
Scientific high double FFT24.3 GFLOPS15.5 GFLOPS
Scientific high double N-Body270 GFLOPS278.5 GFLOPS
SciMark Monte Carlo845 Mflops840 Mflops
SciMark Fast Fourier Transform670 Mflops690 Mflops
SciMark Sparse Matrix Multiply3180 Mflops3050 Mflops
Stockfish 833530 Knodes35470 Knodes
Stream Copy55835 MB/s49750 MB/s
Stream Scale41395 MB/s38235 MB/s
Stream Add48515 MB/s44745 MB/s
Stream Triad47025 MB/s43445 MB/s
SunSpider150 ms190 ms
Super Pi Mod460 s450 s
Timed Linux Kernel Compilation42 s39 s
Timed PHP Compilation44.5 s44.5 s
TrueCrypt AES16 GB/s16.5 GB/s
UnixBench dhrystone 2 Multi Threaded962347210 lps1019084230 lps
UnixBench whetstone 2 Multi Threaded134100 mwips141975 mwips
Visual Studio 2015105 s100 s
VRMark207 FPS173 FPS
WebXPRT 2015500 470
WinRAR 5.4 Encoding37.5 s41.48 s
wPrime 2.0x 1024m54 s50 s
wPrime 2.0x 32m1.1 s1.1 s
x264 3.0 Pass 1121.5 FPS137.5 FPS
x264 3.0 Pass 2145.3 FPS130.5 FPS
Single-core - 3D, Gaming, Photo, Web+24%
Multi-core - Science, programming, video, Linux+4%
Global Performance+1%
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