Average Bench: 52.8% (329th of 1206)

Based on 1,711 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000106A5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 975 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 43%Average: 52.8% Great: 63%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7 975 averaged 47.2% 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 82.7Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 160Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 975 is just 19.9%. 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 394Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,711 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.5 1-Core 82.7 96.6
126 2-Core 160 191
57.4% 121 Pts
Min Avg Max
214 4-Core 281 348
275 8-Core 394 457
43.9% 338 Pts
Min Avg Max
278 64-Core 399 457
26.8% 399 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 87
2-Core 172
61% 130 Pts
4-Core 298
8-Core 425
47% 361 Pts
64-Core 432
29% 432 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 84.2
2-Core 170
60% 127 Pts
4-Core 301
8-Core 422
47% 361 Pts
64-Core 416
28% 416 Pts
Socket 423, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 83.8
2-Core 167
59% 125 Pts
4-Core 286
8-Core 410
45% 348 Pts
64-Core 417
28% 417 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
1-Core 84.2
2-Core 167
59% 126 Pts
4-Core 268
8-Core 408
43% 338 Pts
64-Core 422
28% 422 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
1-Core 80.8
2-Core 162
57% 121 Pts
4-Core 263
8-Core 380
42% 321 Pts
64-Core 396
27% 396 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 82.8
2-Core 167
59% 125 Pts
4-Core 253
8-Core 359
40% 306 Pts
64-Core 341
23% 341 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 84.2
2-Core 166
59% 125 Pts
4-Core 245
8-Core 398
41% 322 Pts
64-Core 374
25% 374 Pts
Socket 423, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 54
2-Core 160
47% 107 Pts
4-Core 282
8-Core 391
44% 336 Pts
64-Core 389
26% 389 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,641,434 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i7 975 Builds (Compare 4,481 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
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Motherboard: Asus P6T

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $854

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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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9 months ago.

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


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