Average Bench: 78.5% (178th of 1323)

Based on 4,097 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206D7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3960X CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 69%Average: 78.5% Great: 90%
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-3960X averaged 21.4% 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 86.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 98.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3960X is 21.3%. 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 748Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 606Pts
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 4,097 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.1 Memory 86.4 95.2
74.4 1-Core 98.5 119
162 2-Core 197 240
75.1% 127 Pts
Min Avg Max
300 4-Core 381 480
481 8-Core 606 757
62.8% 493 Pts
Min Avg Max
576 64-Core 748 920
50.2% 748 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 93.1
1-Core 116
2-Core 230
85% 146 Pts
4-Core 443
8-Core 711
73% 577 Pts
64-Core 904
61% 904 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.7
1-Core 115
2-Core 228
85% 146 Pts
4-Core 410
8-Core 689
69% 549 Pts
64-Core 863
58% 863 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.7
1-Core 110
2-Core 215
81% 139 Pts
4-Core 408
8-Core 660
68% 534 Pts
64-Core 845
57% 845 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.8
1-Core 97.7
2-Core 179
72% 121 Pts
4-Core 360
8-Core 500
56% 430 Pts
64-Core 501
34% 501 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.4
1-Core 105
2-Core 210
75% 130 Pts
4-Core 366
8-Core 650
64% 508 Pts
64-Core 818
55% 818 Pts
4,097 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,309,579 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-3960X Builds (Compare 2,813 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

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

Popular Core i7-3960X compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your CPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2021 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

1323 Processors (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different CPUs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-12600K $300Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11600K $220Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i7-11700K $315Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $183
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $76SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $71G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback