Average Bench: 61.6% (221st of 1206)

Based on 2,561 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU X 990 @ 3.47GHz
Poor: 53%Average: 61.6% Great: 75%
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7 X 990 averaged 38.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 89.4Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 178Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 X 990 is 21.4%. 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 661Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 543Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,561 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.1 1-Core 89.4 109
157 2-Core 178 216
63% 134 Pts
Min Avg Max
286 4-Core 347 425
455 8-Core 543 660
56.8% 445 Pts
Min Avg Max
560 64-Core 661 798
44.3% 661 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.15 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 101
2-Core 201
71% 151 Pts
4-Core 403
8-Core 652
67% 528 Pts
64-Core 768
52% 768 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 86.3
2-Core 175
61% 131 Pts
4-Core 355
8-Core 540
57% 448 Pts
64-Core 665
45% 665 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 87.4
2-Core 175
62% 131 Pts
4-Core 351
8-Core 537
57% 444 Pts
64-Core 629
42% 629 Pts
Socket 423, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 87.5
2-Core 175
62% 131 Pts
4-Core 348
8-Core 554
58% 451 Pts
64-Core 655
44% 655 Pts
Socket 423, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz
1-Core 86.9
2-Core 173
61% 130 Pts
4-Core 316
8-Core 529
53% 422 Pts
64-Core 654
44% 654 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz
1-Core 86.3
2-Core 173
61% 130 Pts
4-Core 315
8-Core 511
52% 413 Pts
64-Core 643
43% 643 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 87.3
2-Core 172
61% 130 Pts
4-Core 308
8-Core 470
50% 389 Pts
64-Core 583
39% 583 Pts
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Typical Core i7 X 990 Builds (Compare 2,543 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 50%
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Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Rampage III Extreme

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $985

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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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