Intel Core i7 960 

Released October, 2009
  • 3.2 GHz
  • Quad core

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i7 960

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 960
8,542
Core i7 4770K
14,184
Core i7 920
7,014

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 960
2,139
Core i7 920
1,959

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 960
142,700 MB/s
Core i7 4770K
4,810,000 MB/s
Core i7 920
143,700 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 960
8,363
Core i7 4770K
14,351
Core i7 920
7,125

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 960
9,114
Core i7 4770K
15,778
Core i7 920
7,791

GeekBench

Core i7 960
10,939
Core i7 4770K
18,498
Core i7 920
9,242

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 960
5,871
Core i7 4770K
10,016
Core i7 920
4,958

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i7 960
1,388
Core i7 920
1,164

Reviews Word on the street for the Intel Core i7 960

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.46 GHz
Cores Quad core
Socket type LGA 1366
Is unlocked No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. SSE
  3. SSE2
  4. SSE4.1
  5. SSE3
  6. Supplemental SSE3
  7. SSE4.2
  8. SSE4
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

integrated graphics

GPU None

bus

Architecture QPI
Data rate 19,200 MB/s
Transfer rate 4,800 MT/s
Clock speed 2,400 MHz

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 8 threads
L2 cache 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm
Transistor count 731,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 24
Voltage range 0.8 - 1.38V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.9°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 103
Overclock review score 5
Overclocked clock speed 4.35 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.28 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,920.8
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.35 GHz

power consumption

TDP 130W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year
Performance per watt 1.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1066
  2. DDR3-800
  3. DDR3
Channels Triple Channel
Supports ECC No
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s
Maximum memory size 24,576 MB
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