Average Bench: 76.8% (173rd of 1265)

Based on 1,495 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206C2, 1F8BFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 980 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 70%Average: 76.8% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7 980 averaged 23.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7 980 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 92.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 85.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 980 is just 15.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7 980 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 636Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 519Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,495 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.8 Memory 92.3 97.3
77 1-Core 85.5 102
148 2-Core 170 205
70.8% 116 Pts
Min Avg Max
269 4-Core 331 406
436 8-Core 519 633
54.2% 425 Pts
Min Avg Max
561 64-Core 636 769
42.7% 636 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.6
1-Core 86.7
2-Core 172
71% 117 Pts
4-Core 338
8-Core 524
55% 431 Pts
64-Core 654
44% 654 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.6
1-Core 84.8
2-Core 168
70% 115 Pts
4-Core 339
8-Core 530
56% 435 Pts
64-Core 631
42% 631 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.8
1-Core 86.4
2-Core 171
71% 116 Pts
4-Core 336
8-Core 450
51% 393 Pts
64-Core 481
32% 481 Pts
J1PR, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.1
1-Core 76
2-Core 168
65% 108 Pts
4-Core 316
8-Core 488
52% 402 Pts
64-Core 609
41% 609 Pts
Socket 423, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.8
1-Core 83.8
2-Core 167
66% 110 Pts
4-Core 316
8-Core 513
53% 415 Pts
64-Core 630
42% 630 Pts
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Typical Core i7 980 Builds (Compare 1,589 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X58

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $1,555

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-980 Processor (12M Cache, 3.33 GHz, 4.8 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Code NameGulftown
Launch DateQ2'11
Processor Numberi7-980
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache12 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
VID Voltage Range0.800V-1.300V
Recommended Price$594.00
Clock Speed3.33 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.6 GHz
Bus Speed4.8 GT/s QPI
QPI Links1
Max TDP130 W

Memory

Max Memory Size24 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066
Memory Channels3

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesNo
Turbo Boost Tech1.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo

Package

Package Size45mm x 42.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1366
Processing Die Size239 mm2

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

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Terrible

2 years ago.

old arhitecture,weak cores. terrible CPU


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