Average Bench: 54.4% (221st of 969)

Based on 9,391 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: 54.4% 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 80.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 78.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-950 is 28.6%. 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 391Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 377Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,391 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.2 SC Int 75.6 92.8
63.8 SC Float 80.4 98.9
61.9 SC Mixed 78.2 95.2
62.4% 78.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
173 QC Int 258 327
194 QC Float 277 344
179 QC Mixed 267 337
60.5% 267 Pts
Min Avg Max
233 MC Int 355 437
255 MC Float 391 482
245 MC Mixed 377 465
56% 374 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 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.2
SC Float 97.4
SC Mixed 95
76% 95.2 Pts
QC Int 355
QC Float 372
QC Mixed 365
83% 364 Pts
MC Int 447
MC Float 491
MC Mixed 469
70% 469 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.2
SC Float 96.5
SC Mixed 93.9
75% 94.2 Pts
QC Int 335
QC Float 343
QC Mixed 330
76% 336 Pts
MC Int 442
MC Float 477
MC Mixed 467
69% 462 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
SC Int 75.4
SC Float 80.8
SC Mixed 79.6
63% 78.6 Pts
QC Int 278
QC Float 291
QC Mixed 298
66% 289 Pts
MC Int 371
MC Float 405
MC Mixed 389
58% 388 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.7
SC Float 81.5
SC Mixed 77.9
63% 78.7 Pts
QC Int 284
QC Float 296
QC Mixed 275
64% 285 Pts
MC Int 367
MC Float 408
MC Mixed 394
58% 390 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
SC Int 22.8
SC Float 29.5
SC Mixed 26.3
21% 26.2 Pts
QC Int 46.8
QC Float 52.2
QC Mixed 49.8
11% 49.6 Pts
MC Int 64.6
MC Float 61.5
MC Mixed 73.1
10% 66.4 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

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Excellent

18 months ago.

my little beast 7 years and still strong


Good

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month 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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