Average Bench: 79% (164th of 1317)

Based on 3,236 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU X 990 @ 3.47GHz
Poor: 69%Average: 79% Great: 90%
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7 X 990 averaged 20.9% 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 92.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 92.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 X 990 is 21%. 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 668Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 554Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,236 samples)
Min Avg Max
84 Memory 92.2 96.9
79 1-Core 92.2 116
157 2-Core 182 229
73.9% 122 Pts
Min Avg Max
283 4-Core 357 461
429 8-Core 554 721
58.2% 456 Pts
Min Avg Max
513 64-Core 668 852
44.8% 668 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.3
1-Core 87.5
2-Core 174
72% 118 Pts
4-Core 349
8-Core 555
58% 452 Pts
64-Core 663
44% 663 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.2
1-Core 86.8
2-Core 174
72% 118 Pts
4-Core 340
8-Core 434
51% 387 Pts
64-Core 508
34% 508 Pts
Socket 423, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.4
1-Core 87.2
2-Core 168
69% 114 Pts
4-Core 344
8-Core 543
56% 443 Pts
64-Core 657
44% 657 Pts
Socket 423, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 83
1-Core 87.8
2-Core 173
69% 115 Pts
4-Core 347
8-Core 507
55% 427 Pts
64-Core 657
44% 657 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.5
1-Core 86.8
2-Core 171
70% 116 Pts
4-Core 306
8-Core 460
49% 383 Pts
64-Core 524
35% 524 Pts
Socket 423, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.3
1-Core 87.9
2-Core 161
65% 108 Pts
4-Core 335
8-Core 514
54% 425 Pts
64-Core 659
44% 659 Pts
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Typical Core i7 X 990 Builds (Compare 1,550 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Rampage III Extreme

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $869

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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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