Average Bench: 75.7% (215th of 1316)

Based on 2,020 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206C2, 1F8BFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 980 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 68%Average: 75.7% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7 980 averaged 24.2% 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 90.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 84.5Pts

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 627Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 512Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,020 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.2 Memory 90.9 97
76.2 1-Core 84.5 101
145 2-Core 168 201
69.9% 114 Pts
Min Avg Max
263 4-Core 328 399
433 8-Core 512 619
53.6% 420 Pts
Min Avg Max
521 64-Core 627 757
42.1% 627 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 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.8
1-Core 103
2-Core 195
79% 131 Pts
4-Core 402
8-Core 597
64% 500 Pts
64-Core 757
51% 757 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.5
1-Core 85.5
2-Core 171
69% 114 Pts
4-Core 334
8-Core 499
53% 416 Pts
64-Core 633
42% 633 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.6
1-Core 80.7
2-Core 163
67% 110 Pts
4-Core 328
8-Core 490
52% 408 Pts
64-Core 617
41% 617 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 89
1-Core 84.2
2-Core 166
69% 113 Pts
4-Core 288
8-Core 478
48% 383 Pts
64-Core 593
40% 593 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.2
1-Core 84
2-Core 159
66% 109 Pts
4-Core 309
8-Core 485
51% 397 Pts
64-Core 596
40% 596 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.6
1-Core 83.5
2-Core 166
66% 110 Pts
4-Core 282
8-Core 468
47% 375 Pts
64-Core 594
40% 594 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.4
1-Core 74.5
2-Core 137
58% 94.8 Pts
4-Core 221
8-Core 368
37% 295 Pts
64-Core 546
37% 546 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,909,083 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i7 980 Builds (Compare 3,056 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: $1,515

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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

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

beast that will support anything you throw at


Terrible

3 years ago.

old arhitecture,weak cores. terrible CPU


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