Average Bench: 55.2% (220th of 980)

Based on 7,506 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, 0000000000000000 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz

The i7-950 is a first generation Core processor which is now three generations and four years old. The 950 was included in the group test as a reference for how fast processors were back in 2009. This particular generation of processor heralded the 4 core 8 thread configuration that Intel has been kitting its top end processors with ever since. In terms of real world performance based on single core horsepower (most applications are still unable to make use of multiple cores concurrently), with a PassMark Single Thread score of 1320 the i7-950 is approximately 50% slower than its modern day equivalent, the i7 4770K[Feb '12 CPUPro]

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Poor: 43%Average: 55.2% Great: 69%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-950 averaged 44.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Floating Point Speed 81.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 78.9Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-950 is 26.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-950 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 399Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 385Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,506 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.3 SC Int 76.2 95.5
67.1 SC Float 81.3 101
63.3 SC Mixed 78.9 97.8
63.1% 78.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
185 QC Int 261 340
203 QC Float 281 363
193 QC Mixed 271 349
61.4% 271 Pts
Min Avg Max
259 MC Int 362 459
281 MC Float 399 503
278 MC Mixed 385 491
57.2% 382 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.9
SC Float 99.8
SC Mixed 99
79% 98.2 Pts
QC Int 334
QC Float 370
QC Mixed 367
81% 357 Pts
MC Int 468
MC Float 509
MC Mixed 487
73% 488 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,492,193 CPUs tested.

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-950 Processor (8M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 4.80 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Code NameBloomfield
Launch DateQ2'09
Processor Numberi7-950
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.800V-1.375V
Recommended Price$305.00
Clock Speed3.06 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.33 GHz
Bus Speed4.8 GT/s QPI
QPI Links1
Max TDP130 W

Memory

Max Memory Size24 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 800/1066
Memory Channels3
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions36-bit
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesNo
Turbo Boost Tech1.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo

Package

Package Size42.5mm x 45.0mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1366
Processing Die Size263 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors731 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

Socket LGA 1366

Passmark CPU benchmark: 6,417...

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Excellent

13 days ago.

Have this thing running from 2010 @ 4ghz and it still rocks!


Terrible

27 days ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

20 months ago.

my little beast 7 years and still strong


Good

12 months ago.

5 or 6 years later, still allows me to play latest games without pushing it to the max


Excellent

3 months ago.

Massive Performance gains from 1.0+ MHz Overclocking make this 8 year old CPU bench over 75%, for gaming I still see ZERO reason to upgrade, what a monster.


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