Intel Core i7 980X 

Released March, 2010
  • 3.33 GHz
  • Hexa core
  • Unlocked
5.9 Out of 10

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

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i7 980X
10.0
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i7 980X
8.1
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core i7 980X
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core i7 980X
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core i7 980X
5.5
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i7 980X
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core i7 980X
5.9

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i7 980X

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 980X
14,564
Core i7 4770K
14,184
Core i7 990X
14,805

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 980X
2,586
Core i7 990X
2,592

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 980X
1,710,000 MB/s
Core i7 4770K
4,810,000 MB/s
Core i7 990X
1,750,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 980X
14,533
Core i7 990X
14,910
Core i7 4770K
14,351

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 980X
15,418
Core i7 4770K
15,778
Core i7 990X
15,371

GeekBench

Core i7 980X
15,418
Core i7 4770K
18,498
Core i7 990X
17,123

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 980X
8,879
Core i7 4770K
10,016
Core i7 990X
9,389

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i7 980X
1,454
Core i7 990X
1,509

Reviews Word on the street for the Intel Core i7 980X

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 Yes

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 50.68 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 148.92 $/year
Performance per watt 4.35 pt/W
Idle power consumption 79.5W
Peak power consumption 170W

bus

Architecture QPI
Data rate 25,600 MB/s
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz

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 - 1.38V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.9°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 85
Overclocked clock speed 4.53 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.28 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.53 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None

memory controller

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