Intel Core i7-7800X Review

Written by Antony Leather

September 20, 2017 | 18:15

Tags: #core-i7 #hedt #hex-core #six-core #x299

Companies: #intel

Test Setup

We test all Intel Skylake-X CPUs using an Asus ROG Strix X299 -E Gaming along with an NZXT Kraken X42 cooler, 32GB of Corsair Vengeance RGB 3,000MHz memory. We've also retested many CPUs in the graphs to include results using our updated GPU - a Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Edition, which we now use for all CPU benchmarks - as well as new benchmarks such as PCMark 10's Photo Editing test; CPU-Z Version 1.79, which altered benchmark parameters to cater for Ryzen CPUs; plus Handbrake and several new 3D tests. There are a few omissions, but once we get round to Coffee Lake reviews soon, we'll have all the necessary CPUs in the graphs.

Test System

  • Motherboard Asus ROG Strix X299 -E Gaming
  • Memory 32GB (4 x 8GB) Corsair Vengeance RGB  3,000MHz DDR4
  • Graphics card Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Edition
  • PSU Corsair RM850i
  • SSD OCZ Arc 100 240GB
  • CPU cooler NZXT Kraken X42
  • Operating system Windows 10 64-bit


  • CPU-Z 
  • HandBrake 
  • PCMark 10 Photo Editing 
  • Terragen 4 
  • Cinebench R15 
  • Ashes of the Singularity 
  • 3DMark Time Spy (CPU Test) 
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 
  • Fallout 4 
  • VRMark 
  • Power Consumption 
  • Overclocking

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