Average Bench: 56.5% (185th of 952)

Based on 2,486 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 960 @ 3.20GHz
Poor: 45%Average: 56.5% Great: 67%
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7 960 averaged 43.4% 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 83.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 81.3Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 960 is 21.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7 960 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 409Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 395Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,486 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.1 SC Int 78.6 92.9
69.7 SC Float 83.5 97.9
69.6 SC Mixed 81.3 95.7
64.9% 81.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
203 QC Int 266 318
223 QC Float 287 346
210 QC Mixed 276 332
62.6% 276 Pts
Min Avg Max
268 MC Int 372 443
298 MC Float 409 485
276 MC Mixed 395 473
58.7% 392 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 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.3
SC Float 84.7
SC Mixed 81.3
65% 81.8 Pts
QC Int 315
QC Float 282
QC Mixed 292
67% 296 Pts
MC Int 382
MC Float 421
MC Mixed 407
60% 404 Pts
Socket 423, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.5
SC Float 80.5
SC Mixed 82
63% 78.3 Pts
QC Int 256
QC Float 257
QC Mixed 284
60% 266 Pts
MC Int 352
MC Float 384
MC Mixed 382
56% 373 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 80
SC Float 84.3
SC Mixed 82.5
66% 82.3 Pts
QC Int 283
QC Float 315
QC Mixed 280
66% 292 Pts
MC Int 366
MC Float 400
MC Mixed 383
57% 383 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.6
SC Float 84.8
SC Mixed 82.8
66% 82.4 Pts
QC Int 256
QC Float 276
QC Mixed 277
61% 270 Pts
MC Int 379
MC Float 420
MC Mixed 404
60% 401 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 80.2
SC Float 84.3
SC Mixed 82.3
66% 82.3 Pts
QC Int 257
QC Float 262
QC Mixed 274
60% 264 Pts
MC Int 376
MC Float 424
MC Mixed 401
60% 400 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 79.3
SC Float 84.7
SC Mixed 81.2
65% 81.7 Pts
QC Int 264
QC Float 273
QC Mixed 268
61% 268 Pts
MC Int 375
MC Float 392
MC Mixed 401
58% 389 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 75.6
SC Float 79.5
SC Mixed 80.2
63% 78.4 Pts
QC Int 261
QC Float 284
QC Mixed 265
61% 270 Pts
MC Int 368
MC Float 398
MC Mixed 394
58% 387 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 75.3
SC Float 82
SC Mixed 77.7
63% 78.3 Pts
QC Int 246
QC Float 260
QC Mixed 252
57% 253 Pts
MC Int 354
MC Float 366
MC Mixed 369
54% 363 Pts
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Gaming 56%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X58

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-960 Processor (8M Cache, 3.20 GHz, 4.80 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Code NameBloomfield
Launch DateQ4'09
Processor Numberi7-960
# 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 Speed3.2 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.46 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
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