Average Bench: 58.9% (257th of 1206)

Based on 1,050 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206C2, 1F8BFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 980 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 50%Average: 58.9% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7 980 averaged 41.0% 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 85.9Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 170Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 980 is 21%. 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 635Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 518Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,050 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.6 1-Core 85.9 102
148 2-Core 170 205
60.2% 128 Pts
Min Avg Max
268 4-Core 332 408
430 8-Core 518 643
54.3% 425 Pts
Min Avg Max
541 64-Core 635 772
42.6% 635 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 86.5
2-Core 170
60% 128 Pts
4-Core 344
8-Core 488
54% 416 Pts
64-Core 650
44% 650 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 87.5
2-Core 170
61% 129 Pts
4-Core 339
8-Core 522
55% 430 Pts
64-Core 592
40% 592 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
1-Core 85.7
2-Core 172
61% 129 Pts
4-Core 336
8-Core 528
55% 432 Pts
64-Core 640
43% 640 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 328
8-Core 477
52% 403 Pts
64-Core 631
42% 631 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 82.9
2-Core 166
58% 124 Pts
4-Core 321
8-Core 516
53% 418 Pts
64-Core 608
41% 608 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 85.4
2-Core 171
60% 128 Pts
4-Core 273
8-Core 499
48% 386 Pts
64-Core 625
42% 625 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 70.1
2-Core 141
50% 106 Pts
4-Core 224
8-Core 422
40% 323 Pts
64-Core 579
39% 579 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,641,434 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i7 980 Builds (Compare 5,029 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
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Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X58

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $1,554

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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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8 months ago.

way better then any amd fx cpu


Terrible

21 months ago.

old arhitecture,weak cores. terrible CPU


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