Sunday, September 10th 2017

Intel Intros Core i9-7920X HEDT Processor

Intel today announced availability of its Core i9-7920X high-end desktop (HEDT) processor in the LGA2066 package, designed for motherboards based on the Intel X299 Express chipset. The chip is priced at USD $1,199 in the retail market, a $200 premium over its previous flagship part, the i9-7900X. The new i9-7920X is a 12-core/24-thread processor based on 14 nm "Skylake-X" silicon, and has a rated TDP of 140W.

The Core i9-7920X features a nominal clock speed of 2.90 GHz, with a maximum Turbo Boost frequency of 4.30 GHz, and Turbo Boost Max 3.0 frequency of 4.40 GHz. It features 1 MB of dedicated L2 cache per core, and 16.50 MB of shared L3 cache. The chip features the full 44-lane PCI-Express gen 3.0 root complex available on the silicon, and its quad-channel DDR4 integrated memory interface, supporting up to 128 GB of memory.
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22 Comments on Intel Intros Core i9-7920X HEDT Processor

#2
NicklasAPJ
champsilva said:
Reviews date?
Donnu, but you could buy it like 4 days ago, they are In Stock.
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#3
efikkan
Yes, they have been in stock and available for purchase for days.
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#4
Basard
Memory speed on the TR is only 2666Mhz supported, right? As opposed to the 3200 shown in the chart.
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#5
Vya Domus
Basard said:
Memory speed on the TR is only 2666Mhz supported, right? As opposed to the 3200 shown in the chart.
It's 3200 or rather you can get it up to 3200. Of course depends on what kits you use and what motherboard.
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#6
jabbadap
Vya Domus said:
It's 3200 or rather you can get it up to 3200. Of course depends on what kits you use and what motherboard.
No, it's 2667MHz by amd own specs. It's up-to motherboards to use higher clocked memories, like it's have been on intel's side too since birth of xmp profiles. So it's apples to oranges memory speeds on that table.
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#7
ssdpro
Pretty funny that chart uses overclock mem frequencies for the AMD products and stock/spec mem frequencies for the Intel products. You can look right at AMD.com and see the spec sheet for both CPUs is 2666: http://products.amd.com/en-us/search/CPU/AMD-Ryzen™/AMD-Ryzen™-Threadripper/AMD-Ryzen™-Threadripper-1950X/177

It's a shame because those products can really stand on their own as competitive without the manipulation and exaggeration of specification.
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#8
Vya Domus
jabbadap said:
No, it's 2667MHz by amd own specs. It's up-to motherboards to use higher clocked memories, like it's have been on intel's side too since birth of xmp profiles. So it's apples to oranges memory speeds on that table.
As I said you can get up to 3200 mhz depending on the motherboard and kits , perhaps you didn't read carefully what I said. As a matter of fact it seems like most reviews for TR are with 3200mhz RAM , manufacturers always put conservative figures for RAM speed . No point in throwing around that figure if we all know it can do more.

And RAM frequency ultimately still relies on the integrated memory controller on the CPU. And 3200mhz is definitely supported on that front from the looks of it.

Intel is listing their Skylake-X CPUs as having support for just 2666 as well.
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#9
LogitechFan
ssdpro said:
Pretty funny that chart uses overclock mem frequencies for the AMD products and stock/spec mem frequencies for the Intel products.

It's a shame because those products can really stand on their own as competitive without the manipulation and exaggeration of specification.
Get real, they can't. AMD has been doing it for quite some time, on specs, prices, release dates etc. There are no excuses for what they do and somehow intel is still the evil one, yet even to get to 14nm (which is more like ~20nm, in Intel terms) -- amd had to piggyback samsung, who literally stole the tech from intel, after they had invested billions in the process! In reality, it's really pathetic, when amd fangirls keep on dreaming that they can get to 10-7nm first, when Intel have been having issues with 10 for years, spending on R&D per year what the whole AMD is worth right now... People should wake up: without Intel perfecting the 14nm process and spending billions to do so -- there would've been no Ryzen, simply because AMD can't even afford a proper R&D budget, due to them making a shitload of bad decisions in the past and being broke nowadays with 1.8 billion in cash, and a crapload of debt.
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#10
Vya Domus
Trolls hijacking threads yet again.
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#11
Chaitanya
Vya Domus said:
Trolls hijacking threads yet again.
Just report it to admins. It's quite common these days on TPU.
On another note, when is TPU going to review these HEDT chips from both AMD and Intel? would like to read head to head comparison(workstation use case only) of the 12 core offerings from both manufacturers.
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#12
cadaveca
My name is Dave
Chaitanya said:
when is TPU going to review these HEDT chips from both AMD and Intel?
Hopefully real soon. AMD didn't send us Threadripper, so blame them. :mad:
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#13
jabbadap
Vya Domus said:
As I said you can get up to 3200 mhz depending on the motherboard and kits , perhaps you didn't read carefully what I said. As a matter of fact it seems like most reviews for TR are with 3200mhz RAM , manufacturers always put conservative figures for RAM speed . No point in throwing around that figure if we all know it can do more.

And RAM frequency ultimately still relies on the integrated memory controller on the CPU. And 3200mhz is definitely supported on that front from the looks of it.

Intel is listing their Skylake-X CPUs as having support for just 2666 as well.
Well yeah like I said apples to oranges memory support on that table. By manufacturer spec it should read 2666MHz for both. Heck if we are going to go by some arbitrary OC memory profiles on intel side it should read ddr4 4400+ or so and yeah that 3200MHz is not highest what TR X399 motherboards can support either. I.E. Gigabyte Aorus Gaming 7 supports 3600MHz ddr4 rams.
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#14
Nokiron
Vya Domus said:
It's 3200 or rather you can get it up to 3200. Of course depends on what kits you use and what motherboard.
The highest DDR4 JEDEC standard is 2666Mhz. Anything stated above that is overclocking (anything over 1.2V is above specification).

https://www.amd.com/en/products/cpu/amd-ryzen-threadripper-1950x
https://ark.intel.com/products/126240/Intel-Core-i9-7920X-X-series-Processor-16_50M-Cache-up-to-4_30-GHz

So both products from both teams officially support 2666/2667Mhz maximum. So I agree that it isn't necessarily representative.
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#15
cadaveca
My name is Dave
Nokiron said:
So I agree that it isn't necessarily representative.
You'd have to put 4000 MHz+ for the X299 chips for it to be a fair table.
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#16
idx
cadaveca said:
Hopefully real soon. AMD didn't send us Threadripper, so blame them. :mad:
hmm.. I wonder why...
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#17
xkm1948
Intel HEDT has excellent RAM performance that is for sure. Even my old now sold 5820K was able to do 128GB at DDR4-3000. So far I haven't seen a lot 128GB on AMD TR 1950X yet.
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#18
R-T-B
LogitechFan said:
yet even to get to 14nm (which is more like ~20nm, in Intel terms) -- amd had to piggyback samsun
When you literally do not own fabs, that is kinda what you do. Only it's GloFo 14nm on Ryzen, not Samsung.

Less fanboy please, more fact.

idx said:
hmm.. I wonder why...
If it's that we were critical of the condition of mobos at launch (we were), AMD needs to grow up. What, does fairness hurt now?

You trolls also need to make up your mind who we're biased towards. With one side screaming "advertorial!" and the other screaming "Intel/Nvidia shills!" I can't see straight anymore...
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#19
cadaveca
My name is Dave
idx said:
hmm.. I wonder why...
HAhahaha! CPU reviews have nothing to do with me. I just like to talk smack.



Or do they... ? :cry:



:rockout:

xkm1948 said:
Intel HEDT has excellent RAM performance that is for sure. Even my old now sold 5820K was able to do 128GB at DDR4-3000. So far I haven't seen a lot 128GB on AMD TR 1950X yet.
Eager to see your next thread on high-capacity ram at the limit!
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#20
hardcore_gamer
LogitechFan said:
without Intel perfecting the 14nm process and spending billions to do so -- there would've been no Ryzen
What a load of BS. You're giving credit to Intel for all high performance digital devices released in the recent years, including FPGAs, GPUs, RISC processors and other ASICs. With that logic, Intel wouldn't be here if Bell Labs didn't spend millions perfecting field effect devices.
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#21
lewis007
Vya Domus said:
Trolls hijacking threads yet again.
Yep. Hey guys take it to a thread that cares...
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#22
dyonoctis
Puget system did some review with the i9 7290x for content creation :

https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Arnold-for-Maya-CPU-Comparison-Skylake-X-vs-Threadripper-1020/#BenchmarkResults
https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/V-Ray-CPU-Comparison-Skylake-X-vs-Threadripper-1018/#BenchmarkResults
https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/KeyShot-7-CPU-Comparison-Skylake-X-vs-Threadripper-1019/#Conclusion
https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Premiere-Pro-CC-2017-1-2-CPU-Comparison-Skylake-X-vs-Threadripper-1012/#Conclusion

Tl;dr : Amd still give you more for the money.

Although they couldn't recommend AMD for premiere pro because the live playback performance seems to lag behind intel for about 10-5%. That's an interesting take, most review only care about rendering.
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