Average Bench: 68% (144th of 1206)

Based on 2,712 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206D7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3960X CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 55%Average: 68% Great: 83%
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3960X averaged 31.9% 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 99Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 197Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3960X is 27.8%. 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 746Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 605Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,712 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.4 1-Core 99 121
165 2-Core 197 237
69.7% 148 Pts
Min Avg Max
302 4-Core 383 475
478 8-Core 605 756
63% 494 Pts
Min Avg Max
600 64-Core 746 915
50.1% 746 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 112
2-Core 211
77% 162 Pts
4-Core 453
8-Core 713
74% 583 Pts
64-Core 883
59% 883 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 101
2-Core 190
69% 145 Pts
4-Core 372
8-Core 522
58% 447 Pts
64-Core 724
49% 724 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,128,478 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-3960X Builds (Compare 5,182 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 36% - Below average Total price: $1,504

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