Average Bench: 58.2% (188th of 1182)

Based on 982 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206C2, 1F8BFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 980 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 48%Average: 58.2% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7 980 averaged 41.8% 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 85.6Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 170Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 980 is 23.7%. 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 632Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 513Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 982 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.3 1-Core 85.6 103
148 2-Core 170 204
60% 128 Pts
Min Avg Max
265 4-Core 328 406
423 8-Core 513 623
53.7% 421 Pts
Min Avg Max
532 64-Core 632 769
42.4% 632 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 101
2-Core 203
71% 152 Pts
4-Core 407
8-Core 657
68% 532 Pts
64-Core 761
51% 761 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 101
2-Core 201
71% 151 Pts
4-Core 407
8-Core 660
68% 534 Pts
64-Core 770
52% 770 Pts
Socket 423, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 88.4
2-Core 176
62% 132 Pts
4-Core 352
8-Core 520
56% 436 Pts
64-Core 632
42% 632 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 84.9
2-Core 169
60% 127 Pts
4-Core 342
8-Core 500
54% 421 Pts
64-Core 639
43% 639 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 84.7
2-Core 163
59% 124 Pts
4-Core 341
8-Core 552
57% 447 Pts
64-Core 640
43% 640 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 79.5
2-Core 160
56% 120 Pts
4-Core 321
8-Core 509
53% 415 Pts
64-Core 609
41% 609 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
1-Core 77.5
2-Core 156
55% 117 Pts
4-Core 277
8-Core 468
47% 373 Pts
64-Core 603
40% 603 Pts
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 Prices

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Typical Core i7 980 Builds (Compare 4,423 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X58

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $1,385

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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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4 months ago.

way better then any amd fx cpu


Terrible

17 months ago.

old arhitecture,weak cores. terrible CPU


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