Average Bench: 67.6% (457th of 1452)

Based on 16,233 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 960 @ 3.20GHz
Poor: 56%Average: 67.6% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7 960 averaged 32.3% 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 87.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 79.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 960 is 20.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7 960 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 373Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 370Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,233 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.2 Memory 87.2 96.4
61.8 1-Core 79.5 86.7
115 2-Core 152 168
64.3% 106 Pts
Min Avg Max
190 4-Core 264 325
250 8-Core 370 416
39.9% 317 Pts
Min Avg Max
244 64-Core 373 417
23.1% 373 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.3
1-Core 83.4
2-Core 167
67% 113 Pts
4-Core 315
8-Core 402
46% 359 Pts
64-Core 388
24% 388 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.4
1-Core 83.9
2-Core 159
68% 112 Pts
4-Core 272
8-Core 382
41% 327 Pts
64-Core 381
24% 381 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.3
1-Core 83.6
2-Core 166
67% 112 Pts
4-Core 310
8-Core 406
46% 358 Pts
64-Core 407
25% 407 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.2
1-Core 80.7
2-Core 160
66% 110 Pts
4-Core 283
8-Core 399
43% 341 Pts
64-Core 385
24% 385 Pts
J1PR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.4
1-Core 77.1
2-Core 168
67% 113 Pts
4-Core 275
8-Core 325
39% 300 Pts
64-Core 406
25% 406 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.3
1-Core 83.7
2-Core 148
66% 107 Pts
4-Core 275
8-Core 404
42% 340 Pts
64-Core 405
25% 405 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.7
1-Core 79.9
2-Core 157
64% 108 Pts
4-Core 280
8-Core 381
42% 331 Pts
64-Core 382
24% 382 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 82
1-Core 78.2
2-Core 128
60% 95.9 Pts
4-Core 228
8-Core 365
36% 297 Pts
64-Core 389
24% 389 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 12.7
1-Core 48.3
2-Core 85.8
25% 48.9 Pts
4-Core 153
8-Core 240
24% 196 Pts
64-Core 270
17% 270 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 36%
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Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X58

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $500

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-960 Processor (8M Cache, 3.20 GHz, 4.80 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Code NameBloomfield
Launch DateQ4'09
Processor Numberi7-960
# 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$305.00
Clock Speed3.2 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.46 GHz
Bus Speed4.8 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

 Comments

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Good (edit your comment) Add link

6 months ago.

dam it worked good for me, had it for three years or so


Poor

2 years ago.

Running since December of 2009 on an OCZ PSU (Branded but made by SeaSonic) as a simple office file server. outlasted countless RAIDS and mobos. Most likely will be decommissioned because of age and could easily game on for a bit.


Excellent

16 months ago.

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Still working fine after 13 years and able to manage current games with a correct graphic card. Quite logical has he got similar power to twelve year later processors like current low range in i3 or Ryzen 5. It his very reliable : it is always ready in a computer that never stopped working during this time with 3 appartement moves and several changes in the PC (RAM, PCI Cards, drives etc..).—Feb '23


Excellent

2 years ago.

been using it since 2010. played skyrim since launch with it and everything else after


Good

3 years ago.

i have one with ocz ram (4gb x 3) and it works fine with 1gb gpu


Good

5 years ago.

9xx series i7 were a powerhouse when they came out and still do good work. Their power usage is out of control though


Good

10 months ago.

first computer


Excellent

2 years ago.

served me well @4ghz for years


Excellent

6 years ago.

still chugging along


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