Average Bench: 77.9% (274th of 1456)

Based on 2,677 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206D7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3970X CPU @ 3.50GHz
Poor: 69%Average: 77.9% Great: 87%
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-3970X averaged 22.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-3970X near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 86Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 378Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3970X is just 18.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3970X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 737Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 595Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,677 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.2 Memory 86 94.7
80.4 1-Core 99.9 115
165 2-Core 198 227
73.7% 128 Pts
Min Avg Max
301 4-Core 378 444
476 8-Core 595 710
59.9% 487 Pts
Min Avg Max
601 64-Core 737 870
45.6% 737 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.7
1-Core 103
2-Core 206
78% 135 Pts
4-Core 410
8-Core 667
66% 538 Pts
64-Core 781
48% 781 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.5
1-Core 103
2-Core 228
80% 141 Pts
4-Core 420
8-Core 694
68% 557 Pts
64-Core 803
50% 803 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 87
1-Core 95.7
2-Core 198
73% 127 Pts
4-Core 388
8-Core 616
62% 502 Pts
64-Core 729
45% 729 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 86
1-Core 94
2-Core 190
72% 124 Pts
4-Core 380
8-Core 600
60% 490 Pts
64-Core 713
44% 713 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.9
1-Core 103
2-Core 206
74% 130 Pts
4-Core 386
8-Core 620
62% 503 Pts
64-Core 705
44% 705 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.9
1-Core 95.8
2-Core 186
70% 122 Pts
4-Core 331
8-Core 585
55% 458 Pts
64-Core 710
44% 710 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 43%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition (15M Cache, up to 4.00 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge E
Launch DateQ4'12
Processor Numberi7-3970X
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache15 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2, AVX, AES
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
VID Voltage Range0.6V-1.35V
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3.5 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Max TDP150 W

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333/1600
Memory Channels4
Memory Bandwidth51.2 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes40

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Smart Response TechYes

Package

Package Size52.5mm x 45.0mm
Max CPU Configuration1

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

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insane overclockable running at 5.2 ghz on 6c 12 threads 360 watercooling idle 51 celcius on full load 85 celcius 235 watt tdp :)


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