Average Bench: 49.7% (277th of 1184)

Based on 1,615 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000106A5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 975 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 39%Average: 49.7% Great: 59%
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7 975 averaged 50.2% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 83Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 161Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 975 is 20.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7 975 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 403Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 397Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,615 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.4 1-Core 83 96.7
128 2-Core 161 192
57.7% 122 Pts
Min Avg Max
214 4-Core 282 342
293 8-Core 397 458
44.1% 340 Pts
Min Avg Max
309 64-Core 403 460
27% 403 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 81.9
2-Core 162
57% 122 Pts
4-Core 284
8-Core 397
44% 341 Pts
64-Core 398
27% 398 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 80.8
2-Core 162
57% 122 Pts
4-Core 274
8-Core 402
44% 338 Pts
64-Core 413
28% 413 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 80.4
2-Core 152
55% 116 Pts
4-Core 262
8-Core 403
42% 332 Pts
64-Core 357
24% 357 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 40.9
2-Core 104
33% 72.5 Pts
4-Core 273
8-Core 441
45% 357 Pts
64-Core 444
30% 444 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 80.1
2-Core 154
55% 117 Pts
4-Core 242
8-Core 350
38% 296 Pts
64-Core 372
25% 372 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 69.3
2-Core 129
47% 99 Pts
4-Core 200
8-Core 248
30% 224 Pts
64-Core 246
16% 246 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 42%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
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Motherboard: Asus P6T

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $875

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-975 Processor Extreme Edition (8M Cache, 3.33 GHz, 6.40 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Code NameBloomfield
Launch DateQ2'09
Processor Numberi7-975
# 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$1059.00
Clock Speed3.33 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.6 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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7 months ago.

Not so bad for a 10 year old chip. Still plays today's games.


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