Average Bench: 44.7% (326th of 1182)

Based on 21,913 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, 0000000000000000 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz

The i7-950 is a first generation Core processor which is now three generations and four years old. The 950 was included in the group test as a reference for how fast processors were back in 2009. This particular generation of processor heralded the 4 core 8 thread configuration that Intel has been kitting its top end processors with ever since. In terms of real world performance based on single core horsepower (most applications are still unable to make use of multiple cores concurrently), with a PassMark Single Thread score of 1320 the i7-950 is approximately 50% slower than its modern day equivalent, the i7 4770K[Feb '12 CPUPro]

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Poor: 26%Average: 44.7% Great: 56%
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-950 averaged 55.2% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 74.6Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 145Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-950 is 29.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-950 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 362Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 357Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,913 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.9 1-Core 74.6 92.4
81.6 2-Core 145 184
51.8% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
140 4-Core 254 327
191 8-Core 357 456
39.7% 305 Pts
Min Avg Max
195 64-Core 362 455
24.3% 362 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.15 GHz
1-Core 101
2-Core 202
71% 152 Pts
4-Core 333
8-Core 510
54% 422 Pts
64-Core 508
34% 508 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
1-Core 78.2
2-Core 155
55% 116 Pts
4-Core 295
8-Core 392
45% 343 Pts
64-Core 391
26% 391 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 78
2-Core 157
55% 117 Pts
4-Core 262
8-Core 390
42% 326 Pts
64-Core 376
25% 376 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 76.4
2-Core 130
50% 103 Pts
4-Core 251
8-Core 360
40% 305 Pts
64-Core 373
25% 373 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,432,304 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $273 @ launch in Mar '09
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Typical Core i7-950 Builds (Compare 5,890 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
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Desktop
Desktop 51%
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Workstation
Workstation 35%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $988

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-950 Processor (8M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 4.80 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Code NameBloomfield
Launch DateQ2'09
Processor Numberi7-950
# 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 Speed3.06 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.33 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

Socket LGA 1366

Passmark CPU benchmark: 6,417...

Added 7 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

22 days ago.

Able to OC all the way to 3.8 GHz on an Asus Rampage II motherboard in 2018. That's impressive. My bottleneck is now only my RAM speed (DDR3 vs DDR4).


Average

5 months ago.

worked pretty well for me so far.


Excellent

10 months ago.

4.1Ghz on air cooling, working really fine for gaming


Good

7 months ago.

Has gone pretty good over the years, never faultering


Excellent

22 months ago.

Have this thing running from 2010 @ 4ghz and it still rocks!


Below average

7 years ago.

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Excellent

3 years ago.

my little beast 7 years and still strong


Terrible

23 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

2 years ago.

5 or 6 years later, still allows me to play latest games without pushing it to the max


Excellent

2 years ago.

Massive Performance gains from 1.0+ MHz Overclocking make this 8 year old CPU bench over 75%, for gaming I still see ZERO reason to upgrade, what a monster.


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