Average Bench: 52.7% (330th of 1206)

Based on 1,787 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000106A5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 975 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 41%Average: 52.7% Great: 62%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
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Average average bench

The Intel Core i7 975 averaged 47.3% 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 82.4Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 160Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 975 is 20.8%. 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 398Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 393Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,787 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.1 1-Core 82.4 95.7
123 2-Core 160 189
57.3% 121 Pts
Min Avg Max
206 4-Core 281 342
273 8-Core 393 457
43.8% 337 Pts
Min Avg Max
260 64-Core 398 456
26.7% 398 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 3.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 98.8
2-Core 200
70% 149 Pts
4-Core 338
8-Core 437
51% 388 Pts
64-Core 446
30% 446 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 84.4
2-Core 169
60% 127 Pts
4-Core 315
8-Core 421
48% 368 Pts
64-Core 421
28% 421 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 81.7
2-Core 157
57% 120 Pts
4-Core 318
8-Core 404
48% 361 Pts
64-Core 411
28% 411 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 75
2-Core 118
47% 96.7 Pts
4-Core 286
8-Core 417
45% 351 Pts
64-Core 410
28% 410 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 80.8
2-Core 160
57% 120 Pts
4-Core 240
8-Core 376
39% 308 Pts
64-Core 401
27% 401 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 74.7
2-Core 130
49% 102 Pts
4-Core 234
8-Core 352
38% 293 Pts
64-Core 323
22% 323 Pts
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Desktop 54%
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Workstation
Workstation 37%
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Motherboard: Asus P6T

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $888

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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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10 months ago.

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


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