Average Bench: 77.4% (157th of 1258)

Based on 5,579 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU X 980 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 68%Average: 77.4% Great: 86%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7 X 980 averaged 22.6% 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 93.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 85.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 X 980 is just 18.3%. 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 627Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 517Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,579 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.3 Memory 93.8 97.4
74.9 1-Core 85.8 102
139 2-Core 170 203
71.4% 116 Pts
Min Avg Max
252 4-Core 330 407
409 8-Core 517 630
54.1% 424 Pts
Min Avg Max
453 64-Core 627 763
42.1% 627 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.1
1-Core 97.4
2-Core 192
78% 128 Pts
4-Core 374
8-Core 570
60% 472 Pts
64-Core 728
49% 728 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.5
1-Core 91.7
2-Core 182
74% 123 Pts
4-Core 367
8-Core 589
61% 478 Pts
64-Core 689
46% 689 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.6
1-Core 90.7
2-Core 182
74% 122 Pts
4-Core 358
8-Core 522
57% 440 Pts
64-Core 671
45% 671 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.4
1-Core 84.9
2-Core 165
70% 114 Pts
4-Core 341
8-Core 526
55% 433 Pts
64-Core 639
43% 639 Pts
Socket 423, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.5
1-Core 77.1
2-Core 162
68% 111 Pts
4-Core 323
8-Core 516
53% 419 Pts
64-Core 607
41% 607 Pts
Socket 423, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.9
1-Core 64.3
2-Core 126
59% 92.7 Pts
4-Core 254
8-Core 336
39% 295 Pts
64-Core 473
32% 473 Pts
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AmazonUS $1,10019 mins
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Typical Core i7 X 980 Builds (Compare 575 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Rampage III Extreme

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $1,490

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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

7 months 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

12 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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