Average Bench: 70.5% (317th of 1316)

Based on 1,449 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000106A4 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 965 @ 3.20GHz
Poor: 63%Average: 70.5% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7 965 averaged 29.4% 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. Memory Latency 93.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 76.2Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 965 is just 12.9%. 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 381Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 379Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,449 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.3 Memory 93.2 97.1
65.3 1-Core 76.2 85.8
122 2-Core 148 169
66.4% 106 Pts
Min Avg Max
208 4-Core 262 309
291 8-Core 379 433
41.4% 320 Pts
Min Avg Max
285 64-Core 381 433
25.6% 381 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.2
1-Core 78.4
2-Core 155
68% 109 Pts
4-Core 310
8-Core 396
46% 353 Pts
64-Core 400
27% 400 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.8
1-Core 76.9
2-Core 153
67% 107 Pts
4-Core 274
8-Core 395
43% 334 Pts
64-Core 396
27% 396 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.6
1-Core 77
2-Core 152
66% 107 Pts
4-Core 269
8-Core 388
42% 329 Pts
64-Core 400
27% 400 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.2
1-Core 73.8
2-Core 145
64% 102 Pts
4-Core 292
8-Core 291
40% 292 Pts
64-Core 285
19% 285 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.4
1-Core 75.6
2-Core 148
66% 106 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 345
38% 295 Pts
64-Core 294
20% 294 Pts
Socket 423, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.4
1-Core 76.2
2-Core 149
65% 105 Pts
4-Core 254
8-Core 364
40% 309 Pts
64-Core 369
25% 369 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.8
1-Core 71
2-Core 131
63% 97.8 Pts
4-Core 220
8-Core 305
34% 262 Pts
64-Core 326
22% 326 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.1
1-Core 62
2-Core 106
57% 86.1 Pts
4-Core 161
8-Core 228
25% 194 Pts
64-Core 257
17% 257 Pts
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Typical Core i7 965 Builds (Compare 98 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $1,610

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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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