Average Bench: 59% (223rd of 1173)

Based on 3,875 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU X 980 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 50%Average: 59% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7 X 980 averaged 41.0% 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

Quad Core Floating Point Speed 345Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 86.4Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 X 980 is 21.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7 X 980 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 655Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 639Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,875 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.7 SC Int 82 98.7
77 SC Float 88.5 106
76.4 SC Mixed 86.4 103
59.4% 85.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
250 QC Int 321 394
269 QC Float 345 425
264 QC Mixed 335 412
59.7% 333 Pts
Min Avg Max
508 MC Int 610 741
540 MC Float 655 795
518 MC Mixed 639 775
42.6% 634 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78
SC Float 84.5
SC Mixed 104
62% 88.9 Pts
QC Int 402
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 418
75% 417 Pts
MC Int 753
MC Float 811
MC Mixed 793
53% 786 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.8
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 103
71% 103 Pts
QC Int 395
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 412
74% 411 Pts
MC Int 743
MC Float 804
MC Mixed 776
52% 774 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.4
SC Float 84.7
SC Mixed 96.7
60% 86.6 Pts
QC Int 358
QC Float 397
QC Mixed 387
68% 380 Pts
MC Int 681
MC Float 746
MC Mixed 728
48% 718 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91
SC Float 97.8
SC Mixed 93.8
65% 94.2 Pts
QC Int 347
QC Float 379
QC Mixed 376
66% 367 Pts
MC Int 681
MC Float 733
MC Mixed 719
48% 711 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.6
SC Float 97
SC Mixed 93.2
65% 93.3 Pts
QC Int 359
QC Float 384
QC Mixed 336
64% 360 Pts
MC Int 656
MC Float 721
MC Mixed 700
46% 693 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.5
SC Float 84.3
SC Mixed 84.6
57% 82.1 Pts
QC Int 324
QC Float 352
QC Mixed 340
61% 339 Pts
MC Int 612
MC Float 660
MC Mixed 643
43% 638 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
SC Int 77.5
SC Float 84.2
SC Mixed 81
56% 80.9 Pts
QC Int 321
QC Float 350
QC Mixed 337
60% 336 Pts
MC Int 611
MC Float 651
MC Mixed 638
43% 633 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 70.8
SC Float 87.1
SC Mixed 84.1
56% 80.7 Pts
QC Int 294
QC Float 334
QC Mixed 322
57% 317 Pts
MC Int 587
MC Float 642
MC Mixed 616
41% 615 Pts
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Desktop
Desktop 59%
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Workstation 46%
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Motherboard: Asus Rampage III Extreme

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,402

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-980X Processor Extreme Edition (12M Cache, 3.33 GHz, 6.40 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Code NameGulftown
Launch DateQ1'10
Processor Numberi7-980X
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache12 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
VID Voltage Range0.800V-1.375V
Recommended Price$1059.00
Clock Speed3.33 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.6 GHz
Bus Speed6.4 GT/s QPI
QPI Links1
Max TDP130 W

Memory

Max Memory Size24 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066
Memory Channels3
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions36-bit
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

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 Size239 mm2

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

Added n/a ago.

Good

20 months ago.

the 980 still running cool with ac origins :) only pci 3.0 is missing, so a new 8700k is ordered :)


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