Average Bench: 68.1% (98th of 1182)

Based on 2,376 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206D7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3960X CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 50%Average: 68.1% Great: 86%
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 57%
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 99.9Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 199Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3960X is 36%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3960X performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 751Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 611Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,376 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.4 1-Core 99.9 124
155 2-Core 199 246
70.2% 149 Pts
Min Avg Max
267 4-Core 384 487
446 8-Core 611 778
63.4% 498 Pts
Min Avg Max
563 64-Core 751 934
50.4% 751 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 115
2-Core 228
81% 171 Pts
4-Core 448
8-Core 650
71% 549 Pts
64-Core 872
58% 872 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 119
2-Core 237
84% 178 Pts
4-Core 451
8-Core 586
68% 518 Pts
64-Core 696
47% 696 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 111
2-Core 220
78% 165 Pts
4-Core 384
8-Core 666
66% 525 Pts
64-Core 835
56% 835 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 94.5
2-Core 189
67% 142 Pts
4-Core 379
8-Core 618
63% 498 Pts
64-Core 731
49% 731 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 85.9
2-Core 195
65% 140 Pts
4-Core 380
8-Core 604
63% 492 Pts
64-Core 726
49% 726 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 95.1
2-Core 188
67% 142 Pts
4-Core 371
8-Core 561
60% 466 Pts
64-Core 682
46% 682 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 92.3
2-Core 190
66% 141 Pts
4-Core 370
8-Core 540
59% 456 Pts
64-Core 586
39% 586 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,158,619 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-3960X Builds (Compare 4,562 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $1,502

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