Average Bench: 61.7% (147th of 1182)

Based on 2,092 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU X 990 @ 3.47GHz
Poor: 51%Average: 61.7% Great: 77%
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7 X 990 averaged 38.2% 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 89.9Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 179Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 X 990 is 26.1%. 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 664Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 543Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,092 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.9 1-Core 89.9 109
155 2-Core 179 219
63.3% 135 Pts
Min Avg Max
275 4-Core 349 436
433 8-Core 543 684
57% 446 Pts
Min Avg Max
540 64-Core 664 822
44.6% 664 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 114
2-Core 228
80% 171 Pts
4-Core 442
8-Core 492
63% 467 Pts
64-Core 426
29% 426 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 91.5
2-Core 183
65% 137 Pts
4-Core 365
8-Core 591
61% 478 Pts
64-Core 691
46% 691 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 88.2
2-Core 175
62% 132 Pts
4-Core 353
8-Core 533
57% 443 Pts
64-Core 660
44% 660 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz
1-Core 84.7
2-Core 165
59% 125 Pts
4-Core 354
8-Core 560
58% 457 Pts
64-Core 629
42% 629 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 94.7
2-Core 189
67% 142 Pts
4-Core 348
8-Core 585
59% 467 Pts
64-Core 701
47% 701 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 88.5
2-Core 176
62% 132 Pts
4-Core 352
8-Core 527
56% 440 Pts
64-Core 665
45% 665 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 86.9
2-Core 173
61% 130 Pts
4-Core 342
8-Core 546
56% 444 Pts
64-Core 651
44% 651 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 87.2
2-Core 174
62% 131 Pts
4-Core 333
8-Core 497
53% 415 Pts
64-Core 583
39% 583 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 87.8
2-Core 175
62% 131 Pts
4-Core 310
8-Core 517
52% 414 Pts
64-Core 650
44% 650 Pts
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Typical Core i7 X 990 Builds (Compare 2,287 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
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Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 49%
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Motherboard: Asus Rampage III Extreme

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $1,001

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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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