Average Bench: 56.6% (257th of 1110)

Based on 5,216 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 960 @ 3.20GHz
Poor: 45%Average: 56.6% Great: 68%
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 83.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 81.3Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 960 is 22.6%. 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 407Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 393Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,216 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.8 SC Int 78.7 91.7
72.3 SC Float 83.9 97.1
68.7 SC Mixed 81.3 94.4
65% 81.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
192 QC Int 266 324
210 QC Float 289 349
204 QC Mixed 277 336
62.9% 277 Pts
Min Avg Max
284 MC Int 371 437
310 MC Float 407 481
293 MC Mixed 393 465
58.4% 390 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 79.5
SC Float 84.8
SC Mixed 81.1
65% 81.8 Pts
QC Int 312
QC Float 326
QC Mixed 296
71% 311 Pts
MC Int 387
MC Float 427
MC Mixed 412
61% 409 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 78
SC Float 84.7
SC Mixed 81.7
65% 81.5 Pts
QC Int 256
QC Float 310
QC Mixed 283
64% 283 Pts
MC Int 390
MC Float 428
MC Mixed 415
61% 411 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 79.2
SC Float 84.7
SC Mixed 82.1
66% 82 Pts
QC Int 269
QC Float 292
QC Mixed 270
63% 277 Pts
MC Int 390
MC Float 429
MC Mixed 415
62% 411 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.8
SC Float 84.2
SC Mixed 75.5
63% 78.5 Pts
QC Int 259
QC Float 276
QC Mixed 279
61% 271 Pts
MC Int 363
MC Float 402
MC Mixed 391
58% 386 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.3
SC Float 83.3
SC Mixed 81
65% 81.2 Pts
QC Int 247
QC Float 269
QC Mixed 262
59% 259 Pts
MC Int 372
MC Float 409
MC Mixed 394
59% 392 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.5
SC Float 73.1
SC Mixed 69
57% 71.5 Pts
QC Int 216
QC Float 240
QC Mixed 221
51% 226 Pts
MC Int 268
MC Float 311
MC Mixed 296
44% 292 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 38.7
SC Float 40.5
SC Mixed 39.5
32% 39.6 Pts
QC Int 183
QC Float 248
QC Mixed 243
51% 225 Pts
MC Int 387
MC Float 409
MC Mixed 397
60% 398 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,333,533 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i7 960 Builds (Compare 2,725 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X58

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $757

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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

 Comments

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still chugging along


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