Average Bench: 62.9% (237th of 1173)

Based on 1,874 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206C2, 1F8BFBFF000206C2, 0F8BFBFF000206C2 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 970 @ 3.20GHz
Poor: 50%Average: 62.9% Great: 78%
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7 970 averaged 37.1% 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

Multi Core Integer Speed 565Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 589Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 970 is 28.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7 970 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 76.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 80.7Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,874 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.1 SC Int 76.7 93.4
69 SC Float 83 101
67.5 SC Mixed 80.7 97.6
64.1% 80.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
230 QC Int 297 371
247 QC Float 318 395
234 QC Mixed 308 387
69.7% 308 Pts
Min Avg Max
403 MC Int 565 697
436 MC Float 604 746
426 MC Mixed 589 730
87.7% 586 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 74.5
SC Float 81
SC Mixed 81.3
63% 78.9 Pts
QC Int 310
QC Float 334
QC Mixed 325
73% 323 Pts
MC Int 588
MC Float 631
MC Mixed 616
92% 612 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.6
SC Float 81.4
SC Mixed 79.4
63% 78.8 Pts
QC Int 313
QC Float 338
QC Mixed 326
74% 326 Pts
MC Int 587
MC Float 633
MC Mixed 617
92% 612 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.6
SC Float 83.2
SC Mixed 80.5
64% 79.8 Pts
QC Int 304
QC Float 337
QC Mixed 325
73% 322 Pts
MC Int 577
MC Float 618
MC Mixed 604
90% 600 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.3
SC Float 79.4
SC Mixed 79.3
63% 79 Pts
QC Int 311
QC Float 335
QC Mixed 325
73% 324 Pts
MC Int 573
MC Float 615
MC Mixed 603
89% 597 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.6
SC Float 84.2
SC Mixed 81.4
65% 81.1 Pts
QC Int 308
QC Float 330
QC Mixed 319
72% 319 Pts
MC Int 570
MC Float 613
MC Mixed 600
89% 594 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.5
SC Float 83.6
SC Mixed 80.3
64% 80.5 Pts
QC Int 306
QC Float 329
QC Mixed 317
72% 317 Pts
MC Int 568
MC Float 613
MC Mixed 596
89% 592 Pts
J1PR, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79
SC Float 85.2
SC Mixed 82.1
66% 82.1 Pts
QC Int 305
QC Float 324
QC Mixed 302
70% 310 Pts
MC Int 566
MC Float 620
MC Mixed 595
89% 594 Pts
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Typical Core i7 970 Builds (Compare 4,265 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 51%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X58

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $993

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-970 Processor (12M Cache, 3.20 GHz, 4.80 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Code NameGulftown
Launch DateQ3'10
Processor Numberi7-970
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache12 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
VID Voltage Range0.800V-1.375V
Recommended Price$594.00
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 InstructionsYes

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 Size239 mm2

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

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