Average Bench: 75.8% (215th of 1314)

Based on 2,013 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206C2, 1F8BFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 980 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 68%Average: 75.8% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7 980 averaged 24.1% 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 91.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 84.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 980 is just 17.3%. 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 628Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 512Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,013 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.3 Memory 91.1 97
76 1-Core 84.6 101
147 2-Core 168 201
70% 115 Pts
Min Avg Max
264 4-Core 328 397
433 8-Core 512 616
53.6% 420 Pts
Min Avg Max
525 64-Core 628 749
42.2% 628 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.2
1-Core 98.8
2-Core 198
78% 130 Pts
4-Core 396
8-Core 591
64% 493 Pts
64-Core 595
40% 595 Pts
1366-pin LGA, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
Memory 92.5
1-Core 84.2
2-Core 160
69% 112 Pts
4-Core 323
8-Core 460
51% 392 Pts
64-Core 472
32% 472 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.7
1-Core 84.8
2-Core 163
70% 114 Pts
4-Core 320
8-Core 522
53% 421 Pts
64-Core 637
43% 637 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.9
1-Core 84.6
2-Core 166
70% 115 Pts
4-Core 311
8-Core 510
52% 411 Pts
64-Core 636
43% 636 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 85.3
2-Core 170
68% 113 Pts
4-Core 296
8-Core 503
50% 400 Pts
64-Core 636
43% 636 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.1
1-Core 84.5
2-Core 164
67% 110 Pts
4-Core 295
8-Core 513
51% 404 Pts
64-Core 630
42% 630 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
Memory 80.7
1-Core 80.7
2-Core 150
64% 104 Pts
4-Core 278
8-Core 429
45% 353 Pts
64-Core 587
39% 587 Pts
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Typical Core i7 980 Builds (Compare 2,882 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X58

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,512

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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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Excellent

6 months ago.

6 cores, 12 threads, 60+ FPS In KSP, TF2, CS:GO and Call Of Duty: Worls at war


Excellent

7 months ago.

beast that will support anything you throw at


Terrible

3 years ago.

old arhitecture,weak cores. terrible CPU


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