Average Bench: 76.3% (202nd of 1316)

Based on 6,619 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU X 980 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 66%Average: 76.3% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7 X 980 averaged 23.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7 X 980 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 91.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 85.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 X 980 is just 18.7%. 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 626Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 519Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,619 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.7 Memory 91.7 96.5
69.6 1-Core 85.5 104
135 2-Core 170 206
70.6% 116 Pts
Min Avg Max
242 4-Core 330 411
401 8-Core 519 637
54.1% 424 Pts
Min Avg Max
485 64-Core 626 771
42% 626 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
Memory 94.8
1-Core 83.6
2-Core 168
71% 115 Pts
4-Core 338
8-Core 510
54% 424 Pts
64-Core 631
42% 631 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.2
1-Core 84.5
2-Core 168
71% 116 Pts
4-Core 335
8-Core 528
55% 431 Pts
64-Core 626
42% 626 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.4
1-Core 80.3
2-Core 145
65% 104 Pts
4-Core 291
8-Core 466
48% 378 Pts
64-Core 577
39% 577 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.7
1-Core 78.7
2-Core 153
63% 104 Pts
4-Core 274
8-Core 436
45% 355 Pts
64-Core 585
39% 585 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.9
1-Core 38.7
2-Core 77.5
48% 69 Pts
4-Core 168
8-Core 318
30% 243 Pts
64-Core 636
43% 636 Pts
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AmazonUS $1,10022 mins
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Gaming
Gaming 46%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Rampage III Extreme

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $1,470

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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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Excellent

20 months ago.

it's really good price for the performance gg


Good

3 years ago.

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


Good

2 years 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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