Average Bench: 78.6% (94th of 1165)

Based on 2,101 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206D7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3960X CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 58%Average: 78.6% Great: 99%
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
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

Multi Core Integer Speed 731Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 757Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3960X is 41.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3960X performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Floating Point Speed 99.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 100Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,101 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.2 SC Int 99.7 125
74.1 SC Float 99.4 125
71.9 SC Mixed 100 124
79.8% 99.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
264 QC Int 385 490
271 QC Float 386 491
262 QC Mixed 385 492
87.3% 385 Pts
Min Avg Max
568 MC Int 731 920
608 MC Float 755 947
598 MC Mixed 757 956
112% 748 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 102
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 411
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 404
92% 405 Pts
MC Int 753
MC Float 781
MC Mixed 786
116% 773 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 101
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 361
QC Float 369
QC Mixed 380
84% 370 Pts
MC Int 722
MC Float 738
MC Mixed 738
110% 733 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.5
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 98.1
79% 99.3 Pts
QC Int 381
QC Float 379
QC Mixed 380
86% 380 Pts
MC Int 693
MC Float 710
MC Mixed 719
106% 707 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.6
SC Float 95.1
SC Mixed 94.5
76% 94.4 Pts
QC Int 314
QC Float 378
QC Mixed 375
80% 355 Pts
MC Int 628
MC Float 629
MC Mixed 666
96% 641 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 93
SC Float 94.7
SC Mixed 94.5
75% 94.1 Pts
QC Int 347
QC Float 341
QC Mixed 364
80% 351 Pts
MC Int 684
MC Float 703
MC Mixed 703
104% 697 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 85.1
SC Float 83.6
SC Mixed 86.8
68% 85.2 Pts
QC Int 258
QC Float 270
QC Mixed 264
60% 264 Pts
MC Int 701
MC Float 732
MC Mixed 721
108% 718 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.8
SC Float 93.5
SC Mixed 90.6
72% 89.6 Pts
QC Int 276
QC Float 268
QC Mixed 264
61% 269 Pts
MC Int 350
MC Float 309
MC Mixed 342
50% 334 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,446,643 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-3960X Builds (Compare 4,278 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,500

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