Intel recently launched their enthusiasts level chips based on both Skylake and KabyLake architecture. Where the best that you can currently get is their 10 core chip called Intel i9 7900X. Intel will also be launching chips with even more cores down the line. Which includes a 12 core, 14 core, 16 core and the most expensive 18 core chip.
Let’s see how well the Intel i9 7900X performs. Where a user named SOFOS1990 tried to push his chip to the max with LN2 cooling. The test bench that SOFOS1990 used included:
- Skill Trident Z DDR4 4GB memory
- X299 based Gigabyte SOC Champion motherboard
- Neutron GTX 120GB SSD
- Corsair Gold Series 1500W power supply
So how much of an overclock can one get with the Core i9 7900X on LN2 cooling? Well SOFOS1990 was able to push his chip with a massive overclock of 6,016 MHz. Which brings an overall 82.30 percent increase over its stock frequency. For reference the Intel Core i9 7900X comes with a base and boost clock of 3.3 GHz and 4.3 GHz respectively. While the chip can also turbo boost up to 4.5 GHz with its Turbo Boost Max 3.0 feature.
With such a massive overclock SOFOS1990 was also able to score an impressive 12189.52 points on HWBOT Prime bench-marking tool. Which in itself is a new word record set on a 10 core Intel based chip. While the current score the Intel Core i9 7900X puts it on the 11th position at HWBOT Prime world ranking.
Considering what the Intel Core i9 7900X scores we do have high hopes for the top of the line chip. Which is known as the Intel 7980XE, equipped with a total of 18 cores and 36 threads. But all of this power does come with a hefty price tag as well. Where Intel will be selling it with a hefty price tag of $1999.