Intel “Core-X” Core i7-7900X, Core i7-7820X, Core i7-7800X, Core i7-7740X, Core i5-7640X HEDT CPU Review on ASRock X299 Taichi Motherboard

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Jul 16, 2017


ASRock X299 Taichi Motherboard

26th June 2017
Type Motherboard
Price $289.99 US

Test Setup

Since this is a full Intel Core-X CPU lineup review, we used all the latest Intel processors in this range which have been launched. These include the Core i5-7640X, Core i7-7740X, Core i7-7800X, Core i7-7820X and the Core i9-7900X.

Intel did not contact us or provided NDA for testing of their Core-X series processors. Our review is based purely on fact and precision. The full test setup configuration can be seen in the provided list below:

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Asrock X299 Taichi Test Setup:

Processor Intel Core i9-7900X
Intel Core i7-7820X
Intel Core i7-7800X
Intel Core i7-7740X
Intel Core i5-7640X
Intel Core i7-6950X
Intel Core i7-6900K
Intel Core i7-6800K
Intel Core i7-7700K
Intel Core i5-7600K
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Motherboard ASRock X299 Taichi
Gigabyte GA-X99-UD7
Gigabyte AORUS Z270X-Gaming 8
ASRock X370 Killer SLI/AC
Power Supply Corsair RM 750X Gold Plus
Solid State Drive Samsung SSD 960 EVO M.2 (512 GB)
Hard Disk Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 7200.12
Memory G.SKILL Trident Z RGB Series 32 GB (4 x 8GB) CL16 3600 MHz
Case Corsair Graphite Series 780T Full Tower
Video Cards ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti STRIX OC
Cooling Solutions Corsair H115i GTX
Deepcool Captain 120 EX
Cryorig R1 Ultimate
OS Windows 10 64-bit

I would like to thank G.Skill for providing the Trident Z RGB memory, ASUS for providing the GTX 1080 TI STRIX OC and PRIME X299 Deluxe Motherboard and DeepCool for providing the Captain 120EX for this review. Out of all the coolers we listed, only the Corsair H115i which I personally bought was the most adequate at overclocked loads so I resorted to using it for the entire test procedure.

  • Intel Core i9-7900X @ 4.5 GHz With 1.283V
  • Intel Core i7-7820X @ 4.7 GHz With 1.261V
  • Intel Core i7-7800X @ 4.8 GHz With 1.237V
  • Intel Core i7-7740X @ 5.0 GHz With 1.270V
  • Intel Core i5-7640X @ 5.1 GHz With 1.278V

Source: ASRock X299 Taichi Official Page

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