Average Bench: 79.6% (157th of 1314)

Based on 1,734 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU X 990 @ 3.47GHz
Poor: 72%Average: 79.6% Great: 90%
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7 X 990 averaged 20.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7 X 990 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 92.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 92.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 X 990 is just 18.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7 X 990 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 683Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 561Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,734 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.5 Memory 92.9 97.2
80.7 1-Core 92.5 114
156 2-Core 184 228
74.3% 123 Pts
Min Avg Max
277 4-Core 359 456
470 8-Core 561 704
58.7% 460 Pts
Min Avg Max
594 64-Core 683 843
45.8% 683 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 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.9
1-Core 119
2-Core 236
88% 151 Pts
4-Core 464
8-Core 710
75% 587 Pts
64-Core 765
51% 765 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.85 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.8
1-Core 108
2-Core 215
83% 140 Pts
4-Core 418
8-Core 662
69% 540 Pts
64-Core 789
53% 789 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.6
1-Core 80.4
2-Core 170
70% 115 Pts
4-Core 338
8-Core 495
54% 417 Pts
64-Core 600
40% 600 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Core i7 X 990 Builds (Compare 1,278 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Rampage III Extreme

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $861

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-990X Processor Extreme Edition (12M Cache, 3.46 GHz, 6.40 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Code NameGulftown
Launch DateQ1'11
Processor Numberi7-990X
# 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 Speed3.46 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.73 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

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