Average Bench: 71.6% (311th of 1335)

Based on 2,614 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000106A5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 975 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 62%Average: 71.6% Great: 78%
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7 975 averaged 28.4% 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 91.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 82.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 975 is just 16%. 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 400Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,614 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.2 Memory 91.7 96.3
67.7 1-Core 82.8 97.8
115 2-Core 160 192
68.8% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
213 4-Core 282 340
290 8-Core 400 459
44.2% 341 Pts
Min Avg Max
280 64-Core 403 455
27.1% 403 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 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.6
1-Core 89.6
2-Core 175
74% 120 Pts
4-Core 289
8-Core 418
46% 353 Pts
64-Core 468
31% 468 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.3
1-Core 87.1
2-Core 171
72% 118 Pts
4-Core 281
8-Core 451
47% 366 Pts
64-Core 446
30% 446 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.4
1-Core 83.4
2-Core 163
69% 113 Pts
4-Core 282
8-Core 344
42% 313 Pts
64-Core 442
30% 442 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.6
1-Core 74.6
2-Core 152
64% 105 Pts
4-Core 255
8-Core 325
38% 290 Pts
64-Core 409
28% 409 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Core i7 975 Builds (Compare 1,262 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus Rampage II Extreme

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $990

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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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2 years ago.

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


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