Average Bench: 53.8% (238th of 980)

Based on 11,460 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: 37%Average: 53.8% Great: 67%
Gaming
Gaming 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-950 averaged 46.2% 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 79.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 77.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-950 is 29.9%. 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 391Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 377Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,460 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.6 SC Int 74.6 91
58.7 SC Float 79.6 96.6
55.1 SC Mixed 77.2 93
61.7% 77.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
161 QC Int 254 319
177 QC Float 273 339
169 QC Mixed 263 328
59.7% 263 Pts
Min Avg Max
231 MC Int 356 433
253 MC Float 391 475
243 MC Mixed 377 459
56.1% 375 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.65 GHz
SC Int 82.4
SC Float 91
SC Mixed 87.7
70% 87 Pts
QC Int 274
QC Float 310
QC Mixed 286
66% 290 Pts
MC Int 426
MC Float 469
MC Mixed 456
67% 450 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.9
SC Float 83.3
SC Mixed 80.4
65% 80.9 Pts
QC Int 300
QC Float 311
QC Mixed 290
68% 300 Pts
MC Int 362
MC Float 394
MC Mixed 376
56% 377 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.9
SC Float 81.2
SC Mixed 79
63% 79 Pts
QC Int 293
QC Float 282
QC Mixed 289
65% 288 Pts
MC Int 372
MC Float 410
MC Mixed 393
59% 392 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.5
SC Float 81.2
SC Mixed 79.1
63% 78.9 Pts
QC Int 301
QC Float 324
QC Mixed 256
67% 294 Pts
MC Int 368
MC Float 399
MC Mixed 382
57% 383 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,241,539 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

Socket LGA 1366

Passmark CPU benchmark: 6,417...

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Good

1 month ago.

worked pretty well for me so far.


Below average

5 years ago.

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Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

21 months ago.

my little beast 7 years and still strong


Good

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 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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