Intel Core i9-7900X And Core i7-7740X CPU Review: Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X Debut

Core i9-7900X And Core i7-7740X - 3DMark Physics And Blender

For our next series of tests, we moved on to some game-related metrics with 3DMark, specifically the physics benchmark that's part of the Fire Strike test. For the 3DMark Physics test, we simply create a custom 3DMark run consisting solely of the physics test, which is CPU dependent, and report the results...

Gaming: 3DMark Physics
Taking the GPU out of the Equation


As we've seen throughout the multi-threaded tests up to this point, the Core i9-7900X leads the pack here. The Core i7-7740X, once again, performs right about on par with the similarly spec'd Core i7-7700K.

3D Rendering Benchmark

Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite that can handle everything from modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. It has a built-in benchmarking tool that will track the time it takes to complete rendering a particular model. We used a CPU-focused BMW model for these tests here...


The Core i9-7900X continued its winning ways in the Blender benchmark, besting the Core i7-6950X and clearly outpacing all of the Ryzen 7 series processors. The Core i7-7740X and 7700K, once again, finished right on top of each other.

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