Average Bench: 56.9% (197th of 970)

Based on 3,753 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 960 @ 3.20GHz
Poor: 45%Average: 56.9% Great: 68%
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7 960 averaged 43.0% 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 83.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 81.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 960 is 23.1%. 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 410Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 395Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,753 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.6 SC Int 78.8 93.4
71 SC Float 83.8 99.2
71.7 SC Mixed 81.5 96.6
65.1% 81.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
204 QC Int 267 321
222 QC Float 289 352
206 QC Mixed 279 337
63.1% 278 Pts
Min Avg Max
293 MC Int 372 439
313 MC Float 410 480
305 MC Mixed 395 465
58.7% 393 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 81.7
SC Float 87
SC Mixed 82.7
67% 83.8 Pts
QC Int 272
QC Float 331
QC Mixed 328
70% 311 Pts
MC Int 390
MC Float 430
MC Mixed 415
62% 412 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.6
SC Float 96.3
SC Mixed 94.1
75% 93.7 Pts
QC Int 293
QC Float 310
QC Mixed 289
67% 298 Pts
MC Int 424
MC Float 473
MC Mixed 460
68% 452 Pts
Socket 423, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.5
SC Float 94.5
SC Mixed 90.2
73% 90.7 Pts
QC Int 300
QC Float 319
QC Mixed 303
70% 307 Pts
MC Int 326
MC Float 358
MC Mixed 344
51% 342 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 79.3
SC Float 84.3
SC Mixed 82
66% 81.9 Pts
QC Int 264
QC Float 272
QC Mixed 270
61% 269 Pts
MC Int 352
MC Float 406
MC Mixed 381
57% 380 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.3
SC Float 84.7
SC Mixed 80.5
64% 80.5 Pts
QC Int 248
QC Float 278
QC Mixed 270
60% 265 Pts
MC Int 377
MC Float 427
MC Mixed 402
60% 402 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 79.8
SC Float 84.9
SC Mixed 81.8
66% 82.2 Pts
QC Int 267
QC Float 277
QC Mixed 252
60% 266 Pts
MC Int 381
MC Float 421
MC Mixed 402
60% 401 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 77.1
SC Float 83
SC Mixed 81.3
64% 80.5 Pts
QC Int 253
QC Float 259
QC Mixed 246
57% 253 Pts
MC Int 379
MC Float 417
MC Mixed 403
60% 400 Pts
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Typical Core i7 960 Builds (Compare 2,108 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

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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