Average Bench: 77.7% (205th of 1363)

Based on 4,841 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU X 990 @ 3.47GHz
Poor: 70%Average: 77.7% Great: 87%
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7 X 990 averaged 22.2% 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 92.1Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 343Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 X 990 is just 17.6%. 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 Speed 660Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 543Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,841 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.1 Memory 92.1 97
70.5 1-Core 89 109
146 2-Core 178 220
71% 120 Pts
Min Avg Max
280 4-Core 343 430
434 8-Core 543 662
54.4% 443 Pts
Min Avg Max
528 64-Core 660 813
40.8% 660 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 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.1
1-Core 98.2
2-Core 190
76% 128 Pts
4-Core 352
8-Core 591
57% 471 Pts
64-Core 725
45% 725 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.5
1-Core 85.1
2-Core 175
70% 118 Pts
4-Core 342
8-Core 481
52% 411 Pts
64-Core 598
37% 598 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 92
1-Core 87.9
2-Core 159
69% 113 Pts
4-Core 337
8-Core 527
53% 432 Pts
64-Core 640
40% 640 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.55 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.1
1-Core 87.6
2-Core 161
70% 114 Pts
4-Core 304
8-Core 519
50% 411 Pts
64-Core 644
40% 644 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.3
1-Core 87.6
2-Core 172
70% 117 Pts
4-Core 317
8-Core 490
50% 404 Pts
64-Core 637
39% 637 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 42%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X58

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $914

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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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