Performance data for Intel’s 16-core 7960X leaks

Performance data for Intel's 16-core 7960X leaks

Performance data for Intel’s 16-core 7960X leaks

 
There are plenty of PC enthusiasts who are looking forward to seeing higher-core count CPUs hit the consumer market, be it for heavy video encoding, rendering and even video streaming. Yes, these CPUs will simply cost too much to be used by most consumers, though at a minimum these CPUs will be interesting in an academic sense. 
 
Performance data from Geekbench has leaked for what is thought to be Intel’s upcoming i9 7960X, which will come with 16 CPU cores and 32 threads and come with a listed base clock speed of 2.5GHz. To put this into perspective the i9 7920X is listed as having a base clock of 2.9GHz. 
 
With a single-core score of over 5000, this CPU is expected to have a Turbo Boost 3.0 clock of over 4GHz, though at this time we cannot confirm whether or not this CPU is a final sample or an early production model. 

  

Performance data for Intel's 16-core 7960X leaks

(See full Geekbench results here)

 

Comparing this CPU to AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and we can see that AMD will be offering a 3.4GHz base clock on their CPU, which should allow AMD’s $999 CPU to easily compete with Intel’s $1699 offering, though it is likely that Intel will offer more competitive single-threaded performance through turbo boost 3.0.  

 

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