Average Bench: 58.8% (179th of 1182)

Based on 4,238 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU X 980 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 46%Average: 58.8% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7 X 980 averaged 41.1% 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 85.7Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 171Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 X 980 is 25.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7 X 980 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 629Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 518Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,238 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.2 1-Core 85.7 103
144 2-Core 171 204
60.3% 128 Pts
Min Avg Max
258 4-Core 333 407
409 8-Core 518 628
54.3% 425 Pts
Min Avg Max
492 64-Core 629 765
42.2% 629 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 84.2
2-Core 168
59% 126 Pts
4-Core 312
8-Core 470
50% 391 Pts
64-Core 612
41% 612 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
1-Core 79.6
2-Core 166
57% 123 Pts
4-Core 308
8-Core 487
51% 398 Pts
64-Core 645
43% 645 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
1-Core 79.7
2-Core 166
57% 123 Pts
4-Core 302
8-Core 488
50% 395 Pts
64-Core 636
43% 636 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Gaming 47%
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Desktop
Desktop 59%
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Workstation
Workstation 46%
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Motherboard: Asus Rampage III Extreme

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $1,404

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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

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Good

22 months ago.

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


Good

28 days ago.

Great for the time but now a power hungry, outclassed behemoth, these things are good if you can pick them up cheap with a working board. That's the hard part, the X58 boards these run on are something of legend and command insane prices, especially considering their age and the fact that most have been heavily used. Again, if you can pick one up cheap with a working board consider it, if not then just jump on the Ryzen train.


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