Average Bench: 78.2% (156th of 1276)

Based on 2,404 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU X 990 @ 3.47GHz
Poor: 70%Average: 78.2% 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 21.7% 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 92.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 90.1Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 X 990 is just 17.1%. 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 655Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 538Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,404 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.4 Memory 92.8 97.3
79.7 1-Core 90.1 111
153 2-Core 178 219
73.1% 120 Pts
Min Avg Max
268 4-Core 345 430
400 8-Core 538 675
56.4% 441 Pts
Min Avg Max
480 64-Core 655 820
44% 655 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz
Memory 97
1-Core 88
2-Core 174
73% 120 Pts
4-Core 353
8-Core 565
58% 459 Pts
64-Core 664
45% 664 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz
Memory 95.6
1-Core 103
2-Core 205
80% 135 Pts
4-Core 351
8-Core 625
61% 488 Pts
64-Core 731
49% 731 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz
Memory 94.4
1-Core 86.1
2-Core 174
72% 118 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 520
56% 435 Pts
64-Core 525
35% 525 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz
Memory 97.1
1-Core 87.4
2-Core 174
73% 120 Pts
4-Core 334
8-Core 547
56% 441 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)
Memory 90.8
1-Core 87.2
2-Core 174
71% 117 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 570
58% 460 Pts
64-Core 644
43% 644 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 91
1-Core 87.3
2-Core 175
71% 118 Pts
4-Core 346
8-Core 535
56% 440 Pts
64-Core 657
44% 657 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 89
1-Core 87.6
2-Core 166
70% 114 Pts
4-Core 341
8-Core 500
54% 420 Pts
64-Core 626
42% 626 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 36,272,628 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i7 X 990 Builds (Compare 860 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Rampage III Extreme

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $876

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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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