CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 980 vs 860 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 980 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 980

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 980

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 980 vs the 860.

Front view of Intel Core i7 860

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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 980 vs 860

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i7 980
4,650
Core i7 860
5,850

Cinebench R11.5

Cinebench R11.5 (Single Core)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 980
8,791
Core i7 860
5,051

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i7 980
1,451
Core i7 860
1,226

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 980  vs
860 
Clock speed 3.33 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.46 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1366
LGA 1156
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 95W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 53.98 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 157.68 $/year
Performance per watt 2.01 pt/W 0.96 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 156.35W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 24,576 MB 16,384 MB

details

Core i7 980  vs
860 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 8
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 1,170,000,000 774,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 25 21
Voltage range 0.8 - 1.3V 0.65 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 68.8°C Unknown - 72.7°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.68 GHz 4.14 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.5 GHz 4.15 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.68 GHz 4.14 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 4,800 MT/s 2,500 MT/s
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