Average Bench: 78.6% (173rd of 1316)

Based on 4,055 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206D7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3960X CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 68%Average: 78.6% Great: 90%
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-3960X averaged 21.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-3960X near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 86.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 98.3Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3960X is 22.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3960X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 747Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 604Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,055 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.1 Memory 86.7 95.7
75.7 1-Core 98.3 120
162 2-Core 196 240
75.1% 127 Pts
Min Avg Max
293 4-Core 381 479
478 8-Core 604 754
62.7% 492 Pts
Min Avg Max
581 64-Core 747 920
50.1% 747 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.2
1-Core 115
2-Core 229
84% 145 Pts
4-Core 456
8-Core 733
76% 594 Pts
64-Core 883
59% 883 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.4
1-Core 103
2-Core 205
78% 133 Pts
4-Core 408
8-Core 673
68% 541 Pts
64-Core 795
53% 795 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.5
1-Core 98.7
2-Core 195
76% 128 Pts
4-Core 357
8-Core 585
60% 471 Pts
64-Core 729
49% 729 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 5.6 GHz, turbo 6.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.6
1-Core 99.4
2-Core 211
77% 133 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 609
62% 486 Pts
64-Core 734
49% 734 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 81
1-Core 91.2
2-Core 181
70% 118 Pts
4-Core 351
8-Core 508
56% 430 Pts
64-Core 657
44% 657 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.6
1-Core 90.2
2-Core 188
72% 121 Pts
4-Core 325
8-Core 570
56% 448 Pts
64-Core 708
48% 708 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,190,491 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-3960X Builds (Compare 2,529 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $1,269

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