Intel Core i9-7900X (Skylake-X) Review

Written by bit-tech Staff

June 16, 2017 // 3:58 p.m.

Tags: #intel #intel-core-i9-7900x-and-x299-chipset-review #skylake-x #x299

Terragen 4

Website: Terragen 4

Intel Core i9-7900X (Skylake-X) Review Intel Core i9-7900X Review - Rendering Performance

Planetside Software’s Terragen 4 is a highly realistic landscape generator used to create background images in films and games such as Star Trek: Nemesis, Stealth and The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. Our script renders a single frame of a snowy mountain scene at 640 x 480 on all the available CPU execution units.

Terragen 4

Snowy scene render time

  • Intel Core i7-6950X (4.4GHz)
  • Intel Core i9-7900X (4.6GHz)
  • Intel Core i9-7900X
  • Intel Core i7-6900K (4.2GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-6950X
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700 (4.05GHz)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1800X (4GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-6900K
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700X (3.95GHz)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
  • Intel Core i7-6850K (4.2GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-7700K (5GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-6850K
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700
  • Intel Core i7-7700K
  • Intel Core i5-7600K (5.1GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-6700K
  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    • 121
    • 125
    • 141
    • 147
    • 154
    • 162
    • 164
    • 165
    • 167
    • 172
    • 178
    • 186
    • 195
    • 205
    • 206
    • 216
    • 221
    • 228
    • 267
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  • Render Time

Cinebench R15 64-bit

Website: www.maxon.net

Intel Core i9-7900X (Skylake-X) Review Intel Core i9-7900X Review - Rendering Performance

Cinebench uses Maxon's Cinema 4D engine to render a photo-realistic scene of some shiny balls and weird things (we miss the motorbike). The scene is highly complex, with reflections, ambient occlusion and procedural shaders, so it gives a CPU a tough workout.

As Cinema 4D is a real-world application - used on films such as Spider-Man and Star Wars - Cinebench can be viewed as a real-world benchmark.

Cinebench R15 (Single-Threaded)

64-bit, CPU test

  • Intel Core i9-7900X (4.6GHz)
  • Intel Core i9-7900X
  • Intel Core i7-6950X (4.4GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-6850K (4.2GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-6900K (4.2GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-6950X
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700 (4.05GHz)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1800X (4.GHz)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700X (3.95GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-6850K
  • Intel Core i7-6900K
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700
    • 200
    • 194
    • 181
    • 171
    • 170
    • 166
    • 163
    • 162
    • 162
    • 159
    • 157
    • 154
    • 149
    • 141
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Score (higher is better)
  • Score

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Threaded)

64-bit, CPU test

  • Intel Core i9-7900X (4.6GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-6950X (4.4GHz)
  • Intel Core i9-7900X
  • Intel Core i7-6950X
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1800X (4GHz)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700X (3.95GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-6900K (4.2GHz)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
  • Intel Core i7-6900K
  • Intel Core i7-6850K (4.2GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-6850K
  • Intel Core i9-7900X
    • 2464
    • 2270
    • 2169
    • 2083
    • 1753
    • 1731
    • 1647
    • 1626
    • 1550
    • 1296
    • 1209
    • 0
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  • Score

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