Average Bench: 70.2% (351st of 1358)

Based on 1,582 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000106A4 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 965 @ 3.20GHz
Poor: 62%Average: 70.2% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7 965 averaged 29.7% 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 92.6Pts
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 14.2%. 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 380Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 378Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,582 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.1 Memory 92.6 97
64.6 1-Core 76.2 85.7
119 2-Core 148 169
66.1% 106 Pts
Min Avg Max
200 4-Core 262 315
282 8-Core 378 430
41.4% 320 Pts
Min Avg Max
277 64-Core 380 428
25.5% 380 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 96.1
1-Core 81.7
2-Core 163
70% 114 Pts
4-Core 293
8-Core 422
46% 357 Pts
64-Core 422
28% 422 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 97.1
1-Core 80.3
2-Core 157
70% 111 Pts
4-Core 277
8-Core 401
44% 339 Pts
64-Core 397
27% 397 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.9
1-Core 80.6
2-Core 163
70% 113 Pts
4-Core 271
8-Core 399
43% 335 Pts
64-Core 423
28% 423 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.2
1-Core 81.6
2-Core 158
70% 112 Pts
4-Core 267
8-Core 415
44% 341 Pts
64-Core 417
28% 417 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.4
1-Core 81.4
2-Core 161
70% 112 Pts
4-Core 267
8-Core 376
42% 322 Pts
64-Core 422
28% 422 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.3
1-Core 69.5
2-Core 149
65% 104 Pts
4-Core 244
8-Core 377
40% 310 Pts
64-Core 397
27% 397 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.7
1-Core 79.9
2-Core 153
65% 106 Pts
4-Core 225
8-Core 283
34% 254 Pts
64-Core 294
20% 294 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.2
1-Core 65.5
2-Core 112
60% 90.2 Pts
4-Core 180
8-Core 212
26% 196 Pts
64-Core 222
15% 222 Pts
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Typical Core i7 965 Builds (Compare 137 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $1,509

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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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