Average Bench: 71.4% (295th of 1316)

Based on 2,415 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000106A5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 975 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 61%Average: 71.4% Great: 78%
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7 975 averaged 28.5% 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 91.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 82Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 975 is just 17.1%. 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 399Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 396Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,415 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.3 Memory 91.9 96.9
62.1 1-Core 82 97.4
113 2-Core 159 192
68.5% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
203 4-Core 280 337
282 8-Core 396 461
43.8% 338 Pts
Min Avg Max
275 64-Core 399 462
26.8% 399 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 97.8
1-Core 103
2-Core 184
78% 128 Pts
4-Core 330
8-Core 384
48% 357 Pts
64-Core 420
28% 420 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.4
1-Core 73.8
2-Core 162
66% 109 Pts
4-Core 327
8-Core 319
44% 323 Pts
64-Core 319
21% 319 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
Memory 94.7
1-Core 78.2
2-Core 160
69% 111 Pts
4-Core 277
8-Core 407
44% 342 Pts
64-Core 411
28% 411 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
Memory 92.8
1-Core 83.4
2-Core 160
69% 112 Pts
4-Core 262
8-Core 373
41% 318 Pts
64-Core 386
26% 386 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.2
1-Core 85.9
2-Core 124
66% 102 Pts
4-Core 225
8-Core 356
37% 290 Pts
64-Core 346
23% 346 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 94
1-Core 82.5
2-Core 144
68% 107 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 241
31% 229 Pts
64-Core 241
16% 241 Pts
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Typical Core i7 975 Builds (Compare 1,035 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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