Average Bench: 56.3% (215th of 985)

Based on 4,906 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 960 @ 3.20GHz
Poor: 47%Average: 56.3% Great: 64%
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7 960 averaged 43.7% 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 80.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 960 is just 16.3%. 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 394Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,906 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.7 SC Int 77.9 87.1
71.4 SC Float 83.1 93.5
69.7 SC Mixed 80.7 90.7
64.4% 80.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
208 QC Int 265 316
231 QC Float 286 337
220 QC Mixed 276 325
62.5% 276 Pts
Min Avg Max
301 MC Int 372 421
328 MC Float 409 460
306 MC Mixed 394 444
58.6% 392 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.95 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.8
SC Float 99.9
SC Mixed 97.5
77% 96.7 Pts
QC Int 359
QC Float 370
QC Mixed 355
82% 361 Pts
MC Int 457
MC Float 499
MC Mixed 485
72% 480 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 80
SC Float 85
SC Mixed 82.2
66% 82.4 Pts
QC Int 275
QC Float 299
QC Mixed 291
65% 289 Pts
MC Int 390
MC Float 430
MC Mixed 419
62% 413 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.9
SC Float 80.7
SC Mixed 77.9
62% 77.5 Pts
QC Int 259
QC Float 319
QC Mixed 291
66% 290 Pts
MC Int 385
MC Float 419
MC Mixed 403
60% 402 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 78.2
SC Float 83.5
SC Mixed 81
65% 80.9 Pts
QC Int 256
QC Float 270
QC Mixed 266
60% 264 Pts
MC Int 365
MC Float 421
MC Mixed 408
59% 398 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.6
SC Float 84.8
SC Mixed 77.4
64% 80.3 Pts
QC Int 243
QC Float 260
QC Mixed 256
57% 253 Pts
MC Int 388
MC Float 428
MC Mixed 412
61% 409 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.2
SC Float 87.1
SC Mixed 84.2
67% 84.2 Pts
QC Int 198
QC Float 196
QC Mixed 170
43% 188 Pts
MC Int 197
MC Float 199
MC Mixed 183
29% 193 Pts
Socket 423, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
SC Int 38.1
SC Float 43.4
SC Mixed 41.9
33% 41.1 Pts
QC Int 190
QC Float 252
QC Mixed 203
49% 215 Pts
MC Int 309
MC Float 342
MC Mixed 327
49% 326 Pts
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Typical Core i7 960 Builds (Compare 2,153 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X58

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $743

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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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