Average Bench: 70.4% (316th of 1316)

Based on 1,479 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000106A4 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 965 @ 3.20GHz
Poor: 63%Average: 70.4% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7 965 averaged 29.6% 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 93Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 76Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 965 is just 13.1%. 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 380Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 377Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,479 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.7 Memory 93 97.1
65.5 1-Core 76 85.7
122 2-Core 148 169
66.2% 106 Pts
Min Avg Max
208 4-Core 262 308
278 8-Core 377 432
41.3% 320 Pts
Min Avg Max
279 64-Core 380 431
25.5% 380 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.6
1-Core 78.1
2-Core 153
68% 108 Pts
4-Core 284
8-Core 393
44% 338 Pts
64-Core 399
27% 399 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.5
1-Core 77.2
2-Core 153
67% 108 Pts
4-Core 288
8-Core 333
42% 311 Pts
64-Core 326
22% 326 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.2
1-Core 76.5
2-Core 142
65% 104 Pts
4-Core 266
8-Core 374
42% 320 Pts
64-Core 392
26% 392 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.5
1-Core 77.1
2-Core 151
66% 106 Pts
4-Core 271
8-Core 395
43% 333 Pts
64-Core 395
26% 395 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.25 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.2
1-Core 74.4
2-Core 136
64% 101 Pts
4-Core 233
8-Core 345
37% 289 Pts
64-Core 344
23% 344 Pts
J1PR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 90
1-Core 55.7
2-Core 111
56% 85.7 Pts
4-Core 186
8-Core 281
30% 234 Pts
64-Core 274
18% 274 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,346,793 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i7 965 Builds (Compare 106 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

System: DELL XPS 730X

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $1,580

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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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