Average Bench: 53.3% (246th of 985)

Based on 13,378 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: 36%Average: 53.3% Great: 64%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-950 averaged 46.7% 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 79Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 76.6Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-950 is 27.7%. 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 390Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 375Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,378 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.6 SC Int 74 88.9
52.2 SC Float 79 94.4
50.2 SC Mixed 76.6 91.8
61.2% 76.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
153 QC Int 251 310
173 QC Float 271 332
158 QC Mixed 260 317
59.1% 261 Pts
Min Avg Max
229 MC Int 354 421
256 MC Float 390 466
243 MC Mixed 375 448
55.8% 373 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 100
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 102
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 304
QC Float 320
QC Mixed 326
72% 316 Pts
MC Int 478
MC Float 531
MC Mixed 496
75% 502 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84
SC Float 88.9
SC Mixed 86.5
69% 86.5 Pts
QC Int 315
QC Float 342
QC Mixed 325
74% 327 Pts
MC Int 407
MC Float 449
MC Mixed 434
64% 430 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 79.2
63% 79.1 Pts
QC Int 257
QC Float 277
QC Mixed 266
60% 267 Pts
MC Int 376
MC Float 415
MC Mixed 403
60% 398 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 65.7
SC Float 77.8
SC Mixed 75.5
58% 73 Pts
QC Int 217
QC Float 235
QC Mixed 222
51% 225 Pts
MC Int 367
MC Float 394
MC Mixed 329
54% 363 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
SC Int 29.4
SC Float 32.5
SC Mixed 27.1
24% 29.7 Pts
QC Int 108
QC Float 130
QC Mixed 111
26% 116 Pts
MC Int 340
MC Float 377
MC Mixed 363
54% 360 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,412,876 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $273 @ launch in Mar '09
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Desktop 53%
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Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,116

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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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Good

3 months ago.

worked pretty well for me so far.


Below average

5 years ago.

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Good

1 month ago.

i7960


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Terrible

4 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

24 months ago.

my little beast 7 years and still strong


Good

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 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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