Average Bench: 49% (374th of 1206)

Based on 1,007 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000106A4 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 965 @ 3.20GHz
Poor: 41%Average: 49% Great: 57%
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7 965 averaged 51.0% 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 76.2Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 148Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 965 is just 15.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7 965 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 386Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 381Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,007 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.1 1-Core 76.2 86.4
123 2-Core 148 170
53% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
212 4-Core 262 310
295 8-Core 381 438
41.5% 321 Pts
Min Avg Max
308 64-Core 386 440
25.9% 386 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 93.3
2-Core 183
65% 138 Pts
4-Core 314
8-Core 433
49% 374 Pts
64-Core 426
29% 426 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
1-Core 76.4
2-Core 129
50% 103 Pts
4-Core 265
8-Core 395
42% 330 Pts
64-Core 405
27% 405 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
1-Core 66.7
2-Core 144
49% 105 Pts
4-Core 279
8-Core 399
44% 339 Pts
64-Core 399
27% 399 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 74.5
2-Core 151
53% 113 Pts
4-Core 230
8-Core 350
37% 290 Pts
64-Core 362
24% 362 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 56.4
2-Core 91.2
36% 73.8 Pts
4-Core 138
8-Core 195
22% 166 Pts
64-Core 191
13% 191 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Core i7 965 Builds (Compare 2,019 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 44%
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Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: Asus Rampage II Extreme

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 33% - Below average Total price: $1,495

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-965 Processor Extreme Edition (8M Cache, 3.20 GHz, 6.40 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Code NameBloomfield
Launch DateQ4'08
Processor Numberi7-965
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.800V-1.375V
Recommended Price$990.00
Clock Speed3.2 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.46 GHz
Bus Speed6.4 GT/s QPI
QPI Links1
Max TDP130 W

Memory

Max Memory Size24 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 800/1066
Memory Channels3
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions36-bit
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

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 Size42.5mm x 45.0mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1366
Processing Die Size263 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors731 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

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