Intel Core i7 980 

Released June, 2011
  • 3.33 GHz
  • Hexa core
5.4 Out of 10

Overall our testing will remain a good blend of synthetic and real-world applications to give you the best idea of how any product will work once you get it home.
by Sean-Kalinich (Mar, 2010)
At the time of this writing we have gotten into Windows at 4.47GHz, but it is far from stable.
by Sean-Kalinich (Mar, 2010)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i7 980 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i7 980
7.8
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i7 980
6.5
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core i7 980
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core i7 980
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core i7 980
5.6
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i7 980
5.0
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core i7 980
5.4

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i7 980

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i7 980
4,650
Core i7 980X
8,800
Core i7 920
5,590

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Core i7 980
5,650
Core i7 980X
7,122.5
Core i7 920
4,727.5

Cinebench R11.5

Core i7 980
8.91

Cinebench R11.5 (Single Core)

Core i7 980
1.24

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 980
8,823
Core i7 920
4,994
Core i7 980X
8,944

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i7 980
1,442
Core i7 920
1,158
Core i7 980X
1,444

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.33 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz
Cores Hexa 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. AES
  3. SSE
  4. SSE2
  5. SSE4.1
  6. SSE3
  7. Supplemental SSE3
  8. SSE4.2
  9. SSE4
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year
Performance per watt 2.48 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1066
  2. DDR3
Channels Triple Channel
Supports ECC Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s
Maximum memory size 24,576 MB

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 12 threads
L2 cache 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Transistor count 1,170,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 25
Voltage range 0.8 - 1.3V
Operating temperature Unknown - 68.8°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None

bus

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