Average Bench: 76% (302nd of 1456)

Based on 8,133 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU X 980 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 67%Average: 76% Great: 85%
Gaming 76%
Desktop 77%
Workstation 63%

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7 X 980 averaged 24.0% 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.


Avg. Memory Latency 91.4Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 328Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 X 980 is just 17.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7 X 980 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 628Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 515Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 8,133 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.6 Memory 91.4 96.2
69.7 1-Core 85.5 104
141 2-Core 171 206
69.2% 116 Pts
Min Avg Max
254 4-Core 328 400
421 8-Core 515 629
52% 422 Pts
Min Avg Max
488 64-Core 628 770
38.9% 628 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.9
1-Core 105
2-Core 211
79% 137 Pts
4-Core 422
8-Core 676
67% 549 Pts
64-Core 774
48% 774 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.9
1-Core 94.7
2-Core 194
75% 128 Pts
4-Core 382
8-Core 567
59% 474 Pts
64-Core 718
44% 718 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.7
1-Core 85.8
2-Core 173
70% 117 Pts
4-Core 345
8-Core 526
54% 435 Pts
64-Core 623
39% 623 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.9
1-Core 83.3
2-Core 173
69% 116 Pts
4-Core 347
8-Core 557
56% 452 Pts
64-Core 638
40% 638 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.4
1-Core 87.1
2-Core 174
70% 117 Pts
4-Core 338
8-Core 542
54% 440 Pts
64-Core 595
37% 595 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.9
1-Core 97.2
2-Core 194
73% 126 Pts
4-Core 360
8-Core 537
56% 449 Pts
64-Core 665
41% 665 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.7
1-Core 86.5
2-Core 173
70% 118 Pts
4-Core 318
8-Core 402
46% 360 Pts
64-Core 503
31% 503 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 88
1-Core 86.4
2-Core 173
68% 116 Pts
4-Core 308
8-Core 489
49% 398 Pts
64-Core 586
36% 586 Pts
J1PR, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.6
1-Core 39.1
2-Core 81.5
49% 70.7 Pts
4-Core 162
8-Core 402
32% 282 Pts
64-Core 619
38% 619 Pts
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Gaming 77%
Desktop 79%
Workstation 65%
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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


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 Size42.5mm X 45.0mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1366
Processing Die Size239 mm2

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo


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2 years ago.

it's really good price for the performance gg


1 month ago.

Great cpu for its time and still today


4 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.


3 months ago.

P6T6 WS REVOLUTION with this puppy paired with a Quadro 6000 and 24 Gigs of triple channel DDR3 ram

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