Average Bench: 57.3% (190th of 966)

Based on 3,337 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 84.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 81.9Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 960 is 21.3%. 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 413Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 398Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,337 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.4 SC Int 79 94.3
74.8 SC Float 84.2 99.7
73.1 SC Mixed 81.9 96.7
65.4% 81.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
207 QC Int 270 330
235 QC Float 291 353
221 QC Mixed 282 337
63.7% 281 Pts
Min Avg Max
307 MC Int 376 450
330 MC Float 413 496
315 MC Mixed 398 478
59.2% 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, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.2
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 99.4
79% 99.2 Pts
QC Int 341
QC Float 354
QC Mixed 358
80% 351 Pts
MC Int 453
MC Float 493
MC Mixed 476
71% 474 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.85 GHz
SC Int 95.6
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 98.6
79% 98.6 Pts
QC Int 292
QC Float 345
QC Mixed 309
71% 315 Pts
MC Int 469
MC Float 514
MC Mixed 498
74% 493 Pts
J1PR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.3
SC Float 79.2
SC Mixed 83.7
65% 81.4 Pts
QC Int 317
QC Float 338
QC Mixed 317
73% 324 Pts
MC Int 386
MC Float 430
MC Mixed 412
61% 409 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 80.3
SC Float 84.8
SC Mixed 83
66% 82.7 Pts
QC Int 277
QC Float 333
QC Mixed 306
69% 305 Pts
MC Int 381
MC Float 422
MC Mixed 408
60% 404 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 78.5
SC Float 84.7
SC Mixed 82.8
66% 82 Pts
QC Int 264
QC Float 286
QC Mixed 298
64% 283 Pts
MC Int 393
MC Float 434
MC Mixed 416
62% 414 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 78.8
SC Float 84.4
SC Mixed 81.3
65% 81.5 Pts
QC Int 275
QC Float 307
QC Mixed 295
66% 293 Pts
MC Int 385
MC Float 427
MC Mixed 408
61% 407 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.9
SC Float 84.7
SC Mixed 79.8
65% 81.5 Pts
QC Int 271
QC Float 279
QC Mixed 300
64% 283 Pts
MC Int 321
MC Float 343
MC Mixed 317
49% 327 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 80.3
SC Float 84.5
SC Mixed 82.6
66% 82.5 Pts
QC Int 263
QC Float 286
QC Mixed 251
60% 267 Pts
MC Int 390
MC Float 428
MC Mixed 413
61% 410 Pts
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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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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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