Intel Core i9-7960X 16-Core Processor Review

CPU Testing
Our first benchmarking program is AIDA 64. It has many different CPU benchmarks, the first one we will be running is the CPU Queen. Higher scores are better.

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Up next we have the ZLib test. Again higher scores are better here.

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HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. We take a video file that is ~6.27 GB, 3840 x 1714, 73.4 Mbps, 24fps, H.264, .mov file and transcoded it to a ~1480 MB, 1920×858, ~17.1 Mbps, 24fps, H.264, .mp4 video file. When we start the encoding process we start a timer, the faster the encoding completes the better. We have done this test with Intel QVC turned off for the Intel CPU tests.

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The x264 HD Benchmark 5.0 encodes a 1080p video segment into the x264 format. There are two passes with 4 runs each. We average the 4 runs for each pass to give you what you see below. This is a multi-threaded test, but from what we’ve seen it does not take advantage of all 18 cores on the processor. Obviously higher frames per second is better.

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