Average Bench: 76.6% (198th of 1316)

Based on 6,156 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU X 980 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 68%Average: 76.6% Great: 86%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7 X 980 averaged 23.4% 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 86.1Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 X 980 is just 17.2%. 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 634Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 524Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,156 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.2 Memory 91.7 96.2
73.8 1-Core 86.1 105
143 2-Core 171 209
70.9% 116 Pts
Min Avg Max
258 4-Core 333 416
420 8-Core 524 651
54.7% 429 Pts
Min Avg Max
514 64-Core 634 773
42.5% 634 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 4.6 GHz
Memory 97.7
1-Core 112
2-Core 224
85% 145 Pts
4-Core 450
8-Core 674
72% 562 Pts
64-Core 675
45% 675 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.7
1-Core 101
2-Core 215
81% 137 Pts
4-Core 426
8-Core 669
70% 547 Pts
64-Core 801
54% 801 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.7
1-Core 103
2-Core 205
80% 135 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 557
60% 469 Pts
64-Core 648
44% 648 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 97.5
1-Core 83.4
2-Core 167
72% 116 Pts
4-Core 332
8-Core 533
55% 432 Pts
64-Core 630
42% 630 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.9
1-Core 81.3
2-Core 168
70% 115 Pts
4-Core 337
8-Core 500
54% 418 Pts
64-Core 645
43% 645 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.6
1-Core 83.9
2-Core 169
71% 116 Pts
4-Core 338
8-Core 537
56% 438 Pts
64-Core 644
43% 644 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.2
1-Core 84.2
2-Core 167
70% 114 Pts
4-Core 304
8-Core 510
51% 407 Pts
64-Core 633
42% 633 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.2
1-Core 84.3
2-Core 156
68% 110 Pts
4-Core 323
8-Core 434
49% 378 Pts
64-Core 602
40% 602 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.8
1-Core 55.3
2-Core 99
53% 79.7 Pts
4-Core 135
8-Core 162
20% 149 Pts
64-Core 162
11% 162 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 46%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asus Rampage III Extreme

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $1,465

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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

17 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

22 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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