Average Bench: 71.4% (277th of 1288)

Based on 2,325 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 28.6% 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 92.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 81.9Pts

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 396Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 394Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,325 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.2 Memory 92.1 96.9
59.7 1-Core 81.9 96.7
114 2-Core 159 191
68.6% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
201 4-Core 278 337
262 8-Core 394 461
43.5% 336 Pts
Min Avg Max
262 64-Core 396 461
26.6% 396 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.3
1-Core 93.6
2-Core 190
76% 126 Pts
4-Core 304
8-Core 462
49% 383 Pts
64-Core 453
30% 453 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.2
1-Core 85.1
2-Core 169
71% 115 Pts
4-Core 311
8-Core 421
48% 366 Pts
64-Core 422
28% 422 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.2
1-Core 85.5
2-Core 168
70% 114 Pts
4-Core 306
8-Core 416
47% 361 Pts
64-Core 419
28% 419 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.6
1-Core 84.5
2-Core 156
69% 111 Pts
4-Core 286
8-Core 406
45% 346 Pts
64-Core 411
28% 411 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.6
1-Core 76.3
2-Core 154
65% 106 Pts
4-Core 269
8-Core 415
44% 342 Pts
64-Core 408
27% 408 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.4
1-Core 84.7
2-Core 153
68% 110 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 404
40% 321 Pts
64-Core 343
23% 343 Pts
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Typical Core i7 975 Builds (Compare 903 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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