Average Bench: 57.3% (187th of 961)

Based on 3,101 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 960 @ 3.20GHz
Poor: 47%Average: 57.3% Great: 68%
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7 960 averaged 42.6% 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 84.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 82.1Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 960 is 20.4%. 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 413Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 399Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,101 samples)
Min Avg Max
68 SC Int 79.2 93.9
75.6 SC Float 84.5 99.7
72.9 SC Mixed 82.1 96.7
65.6% 81.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
215 QC Int 271 329
238 QC Float 292 353
221 QC Mixed 281 336
63.7% 281 Pts
Min Avg Max
307 MC Int 376 450
327 MC Float 413 495
314 MC Mixed 399 477
59.3% 396 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.2
SC Float 99.1
SC Mixed 98.2
78% 97.5 Pts
QC Int 373
QC Float 397
QC Mixed 384
87% 385 Pts
MC Int 384
MC Float 406
MC Mixed 379
58% 390 Pts
Socket 423, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.1
SC Float 77.6
SC Mixed 81.5
64% 79.4 Pts
QC Int 304
QC Float 320
QC Mixed 314
71% 312 Pts
MC Int 372
MC Float 410
MC Mixed 384
58% 389 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.6
SC Float 84.7
SC Mixed 82.8
66% 82.4 Pts
QC Int 267
QC Float 280
QC Mixed 279
62% 275 Pts
MC Int 355
MC Float 414
MC Mixed 386
58% 385 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.6
SC Float 84.7
SC Mixed 83.9
66% 82.1 Pts
QC Int 269
QC Float 318
QC Mixed 272
65% 286 Pts
MC Int 375
MC Float 383
MC Mixed 391
57% 383 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 80.5
SC Float 84.7
SC Mixed 80
65% 81.7 Pts
QC Int 241
QC Float 283
QC Mixed 271
60% 265 Pts
MC Int 384
MC Float 412
MC Mixed 402
60% 399 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.2
SC Float 81.5
SC Mixed 77.8
63% 78.5 Pts
QC Int 283
QC Float 288
QC Mixed 261
63% 277 Pts
MC Int 373
MC Float 409
MC Mixed 398
59% 393 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 37.2
SC Float 39.8
SC Mixed 40.7
31% 39.2 Pts
QC Int 252
QC Float 271
QC Mixed 258
59% 260 Pts
MC Int 388
MC Float 429
MC Mixed 415
61% 411 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 56%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
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Workstation
Workstation 41%
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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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