Average Bench: 54.2% (210th of 953)

Based on 7,382 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: 42%Average: 54.2% Great: 66%
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-950 averaged 45.7% 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 80.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 77.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-950 is 23.9%. 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 7,382 samples)
Min Avg Max
51.4 SC Int 75.1 91.9
60.4 SC Float 80.1 96.3
59.1 SC Mixed 77.7 94.4
62.1% 77.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
174 QC Int 255 315
195 QC Float 275 336
190 QC Mixed 266 326
60.1% 265 Pts
Min Avg Max
270 MC Int 358 433
287 MC Float 394 479
280 MC Mixed 380 461
56.4% 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 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.7
SC Float 96.2
SC Mixed 94.2
75% 94 Pts
QC Int 350
QC Float 368
QC Mixed 350
81% 356 Pts
MC Int 442
MC Float 489
MC Mixed 471
70% 467 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.6
SC Float 97.8
SC Mixed 94.8
76% 95.1 Pts
QC Int 334
QC Float 374
QC Mixed 339
79% 349 Pts
MC Int 448
MC Float 496
MC Mixed 478
71% 474 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.8
SC Float 81.4
SC Mixed 79.8
63% 79.3 Pts
QC Int 297
QC Float 318
QC Mixed 306
70% 307 Pts
MC Int 341
MC Float 383
MC Mixed 364
54% 363 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
SC Int 75.2
SC Float 81.4
SC Mixed 78.9
63% 78.5 Pts
QC Int 252
QC Float 287
QC Mixed 282
62% 274 Pts
MC Int 373
MC Float 413
MC Mixed 399
59% 395 Pts
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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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13 days ago.

5 years and still going strong.


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5 years ago.

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Excellent

13 months ago.

my little beast 7 years and still strong


Good

5 months ago.

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


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