Average Bench: 53.2% (291st of 1110)

Based on 14,780 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: 39%Average: 53.2% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-950 averaged 46.8% 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 79Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 76.6Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-950 is 22.4%. 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 386Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 372Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,780 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.8 SC Int 74 86
60.8 SC Float 79 91.4
58.7 SC Mixed 76.6 88.9
61.2% 76.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
161 QC Int 250 306
177 QC Float 270 324
168 QC Mixed 260 315
58.9% 260 Pts
Min Avg Max
236 MC Int 351 412
252 MC Float 386 459
245 MC Mixed 372 440
55.3% 370 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 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.3
SC Float 78
SC Mixed 80.4
63% 78.9 Pts
QC Int 281
QC Float 310
QC Mixed 290
66% 294 Pts
MC Int 366
MC Float 410
MC Mixed 396
58% 391 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.7
SC Float 81.7
SC Mixed 79.2
63% 79.2 Pts
QC Int 262
QC Float 279
QC Mixed 280
62% 274 Pts
MC Int 371
MC Float 409
MC Mixed 393
58% 391 Pts
J1PR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.7
SC Float 83.8
SC Mixed 81.5
65% 81.3 Pts
QC Int 276
QC Float 274
QC Mixed 270
62% 273 Pts
MC Int 377
MC Float 418
MC Mixed 391
59% 395 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.4
SC Float 82.2
SC Mixed 79.1
64% 79.6 Pts
QC Int 261
QC Float 274
QC Mixed 244
59% 260 Pts
MC Int 356
MC Float 397
MC Mixed 383
57% 379 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
SC Int 73.2
SC Float 76.5
SC Mixed 75.6
60% 75.1 Pts
QC Int 228
QC Float 248
QC Mixed 240
54% 238 Pts
MC Int 340
MC Float 363
MC Mixed 351
53% 351 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,363,584 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $273 @ launch in Mar '09
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Desktop 53%
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Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $970

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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...

Added 6 years ago.

Terrible

1 month ago.

worked pretty well for me so far.


Good

2 months ago.

OK, its not not leading edge, but its like an old diesel engine and reliable and still good enough grunt at age 9


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Below average

6 years ago.

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Excellent

2 years ago.

my little beast 7 years and still strong


Terrible

9 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 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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