Average Bench: 56.5% (190th of 956)

Based on 2,662 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 960 @ 3.20GHz
Poor: 45%Average: 56.5% Great: 67%
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 57%
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 83.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 81.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 960 is 22.8%. 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 408Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 394Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,662 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.1 SC Int 78.5 94.2
70.8 SC Float 83.5 99.8
68.8 SC Mixed 81.2 96.7
64.8% 81.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
196 QC Int 266 321
218 QC Float 287 344
203 QC Mixed 277 334
62.7% 277 Pts
Min Avg Max
240 MC Int 371 444
274 MC Float 408 490
261 MC Mixed 394 474
58.5% 391 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 99.8
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 100
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 363
QC Float 383
QC Mixed 379
85% 375 Pts
MC Int 474
MC Float 515
MC Mixed 499
74% 496 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 79.1
SC Float 84.8
SC Mixed 82.4
66% 82.1 Pts
QC Int 279
QC Float 305
QC Mixed 312
68% 299 Pts
MC Int 391
MC Float 431
MC Mixed 417
62% 413 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.7
SC Float 84.6
SC Mixed 82.4
66% 82.2 Pts
QC Int 276
QC Float 306
QC Mixed 299
66% 294 Pts
MC Int 387
MC Float 427
MC Mixed 414
61% 409 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 80.4
SC Float 85
SC Mixed 81.6
66% 82.3 Pts
QC Int 289
QC Float 298
QC Mixed 269
65% 285 Pts
MC Int 372
MC Float 422
MC Mixed 399
60% 398 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.5
SC Float 83.4
SC Mixed 82.2
65% 81.7 Pts
QC Int 285
QC Float 319
QC Mixed 259
65% 288 Pts
MC Int 379
MC Float 416
MC Mixed 399
60% 398 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 70.8
SC Float 78.5
SC Mixed 77.7
60% 75.7 Pts
QC Int 260
QC Float 273
QC Mixed 264
60% 265 Pts
MC Int 382
MC Float 422
MC Mixed 397
60% 400 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 61.2
SC Float 67.1
SC Mixed 61
50% 63.1 Pts
QC Int 198
QC Float 224
QC Mixed 210
48% 210 Pts
MC Int 328
MC Float 370
MC Mixed 280
49% 326 Pts
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Typical Core i7 960 Builds (Compare 1,489 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

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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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