Average Bench: 69.2% (301st of 1258)

Based on 20 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000106A5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 965 @ 3.20GHz
Poor: 62%Average: 69.2% Great: 74%
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7 965 averaged 30.7% 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 91.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 77.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 965 is just 11.7%. 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 391Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 380Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 20 samples)
Min Avg Max
72 Memory 91.1 95.3
51.8 1-Core 77.8 82.6
97.9 2-Core 151 163
66.4% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
172 4-Core 258 295
304 8-Core 380 418
41.1% 319 Pts
Min Avg Max
286 64-Core 391 414
26.2% 391 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
Memory 94.7
1-Core 80.3
2-Core 161
69% 112 Pts
4-Core 277
8-Core 406
44% 341 Pts
64-Core 409
27% 409 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Memory 94.4
1-Core 81
2-Core 155
69% 110 Pts
4-Core 267
8-Core 355
41% 311 Pts
64-Core 408
27% 408 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 93
1-Core 78.4
2-Core 142
66% 105 Pts
4-Core 255
8-Core 373
40% 314 Pts
64-Core 374
25% 374 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 94
1-Core 80.3
2-Core 146
67% 107 Pts
4-Core 244
8-Core 362
39% 303 Pts
64-Core 394
26% 394 Pts
J1PR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 93
1-Core 67.6
2-Core 139
63% 99.8 Pts
4-Core 237
8-Core 323
36% 280 Pts
64-Core 353
24% 353 Pts
Socket 423, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.9
1-Core 68
2-Core 152
60% 99.5 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 378
40% 312 Pts
64-Core 385
26% 385 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,655,367 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7 965 Builds (Compare 15,751 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $32

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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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