Average Bench: 54.5% (214th of 959)

Based on 6,914 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: 41%Average: 54.5% Great: 68%
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-950 averaged 45.5% 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 80.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 78.1Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-950 is 26.6%. 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 394Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 380Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,914 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.5 SC Int 75.7 93
62 SC Float 80.6 99.8
60 SC Mixed 78.1 96.7
62.5% 78.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
179 QC Int 257 321
196 QC Float 276 342
190 QC Mixed 267 336
60.4% 267 Pts
Min Avg Max
272 MC Int 359 441
291 MC Float 394 489
282 MC Mixed 380 472
56.5% 377 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 91
SC Float 99.2
SC Mixed 96.9
76% 95.7 Pts
QC Int 314
QC Float 336
QC Mixed 329
74% 326 Pts
MC Int 446
MC Float 492
MC Mixed 474
70% 471 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75
SC Float 79
SC Mixed 75.9
61% 76.6 Pts
QC Int 298
QC Float 315
QC Mixed 302
69% 305 Pts
MC Int 362
MC Float 398
MC Mixed 385
57% 381 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76
SC Float 81
SC Mixed 79.3
63% 78.8 Pts
QC Int 290
QC Float 279
QC Mixed 272
64% 280 Pts
MC Int 358
MC Float 386
MC Mixed 378
56% 374 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
SC Int 70.6
SC Float 80.5
SC Mixed 77.4
61% 76.2 Pts
QC Int 260
QC Float 287
QC Mixed 272
62% 273 Pts
MC Int 364
MC Float 403
MC Mixed 386
58% 384 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,789,625 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

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15 months ago.

my little beast 7 years and still strong


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7 months ago.

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


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