Average Bench: 58.7% (257th of 1206)

Based on 4,549 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU X 980 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 48%Average: 58.7% Great: 70%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7 X 980 averaged 41.3% 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 85.4Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 170Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 X 980 is 22%. 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 632Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 518Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,549 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.2 1-Core 85.4 102
141 2-Core 170 201
60% 127 Pts
Min Avg Max
259 4-Core 331 402
422 8-Core 518 627
54.2% 424 Pts
Min Avg Max
500 64-Core 632 759
42.4% 632 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 101
2-Core 201
71% 151 Pts
4-Core 395
8-Core 585
63% 490 Pts
64-Core 721
48% 721 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 97.9
2-Core 192
68% 145 Pts
4-Core 384
8-Core 625
64% 505 Pts
64-Core 733
49% 733 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 84.8
2-Core 162
58% 124 Pts
4-Core 339
8-Core 526
55% 432 Pts
64-Core 624
42% 624 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 80.8
2-Core 167
58% 124 Pts
4-Core 338
8-Core 538
56% 438 Pts
64-Core 627
42% 627 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
1-Core 81.6
2-Core 163
57% 122 Pts
4-Core 322
8-Core 526
54% 424 Pts
64-Core 642
43% 642 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
1-Core 83
2-Core 166
58% 124 Pts
4-Core 311
8-Core 497
52% 404 Pts
64-Core 627
42% 627 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 80.2
2-Core 156
56% 118 Pts
4-Core 287
8-Core 455
47% 371 Pts
64-Core 581
39% 581 Pts
1366-pin LGA, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 80.8
2-Core 112
48% 96.2 Pts
4-Core 257
8-Core 347
40% 302 Pts
64-Core 490
33% 490 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,086,912 CPUs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $1,1002 months
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Typical Core i7 X 980 Builds (Compare 2,636 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
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Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Rampage III Extreme

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 36% - Below average Total price: $1,635

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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

14 days ago.

it's really good price for the performance gg


Good

2 years ago.

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


Good

5 months 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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