Average Bench: 56% (214th of 980)

Based on 4,146 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 960 @ 3.20GHz
Poor: 43%Average: 56% Great: 64%
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7 960 averaged 43.9% 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 83.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 80.6Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 960 is 21.4%. 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 407Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 392Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,146 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.4 SC Int 78.1 91
68.2 SC Float 83.1 96.8
65.4 SC Mixed 80.6 94.5
64.5% 80.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
193 QC Int 264 316
209 QC Float 284 337
192 QC Mixed 274 327
62.1% 274 Pts
Min Avg Max
262 MC Int 370 436
277 MC Float 407 479
276 MC Mixed 392 465
58.3% 389 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 80.3
SC Float 85.1
SC Mixed 81.9
66% 82.4 Pts
QC Int 320
QC Float 339
QC Mixed 315
74% 325 Pts
MC Int 392
MC Float 425
MC Mixed 418
62% 412 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 78.5
SC Float 84.8
SC Mixed 82.3
66% 81.9 Pts
QC Int 286
QC Float 321
QC Mixed 308
69% 305 Pts
MC Int 392
MC Float 429
MC Mixed 418
62% 413 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 80.2
SC Float 85.2
SC Mixed 82.1
66% 82.5 Pts
QC Int 313
QC Float 323
QC Mixed 312
72% 316 Pts
MC Int 352
MC Float 376
MC Mixed 357
54% 362 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.5
SC Float 84.6
SC Mixed 82.1
66% 82.1 Pts
QC Int 270
QC Float 306
QC Mixed 286
65% 287 Pts
MC Int 388
MC Float 427
MC Mixed 411
61% 409 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
66% 82.1 Pts
QC Int 280
QC Float 278
QC Mixed 277
63% 279 Pts
MC Int 386
MC Float 425
MC Mixed 409
61% 407 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 84.7
SC Mixed 82.8
66% 82.4 Pts
QC Int 318
QC Float 326
QC Mixed 276
70% 306 Pts
MC Int 367
MC Float 410
MC Mixed 378
58% 385 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.3
SC Float 83.5
SC Mixed 79.9
64% 80.2 Pts
QC Int 282
QC Float 289
QC Mixed 276
64% 282 Pts
MC Int 361
MC Float 392
MC Mixed 365
56% 373 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 80.1
SC Float 84.8
SC Mixed 82
66% 82.3 Pts
QC Int 262
QC Float 292
QC Mixed 258
61% 271 Pts
MC Int 370
MC Float 422
MC Mixed 408
60% 400 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 43.9
SC Float 50.1
SC Mixed 48.6
38% 47.5 Pts
QC Int 107
QC Float 137
QC Mixed 126
28% 124 Pts
MC Int 146
MC Float 186
MC Mixed 162
25% 165 Pts
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Gaming 55%
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Desktop 55%
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Workstation
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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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