Intel Core i7-980 - Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-980 has 6 cores with 12 threads and is based on the 1. gen of the Intel Core i7 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 1366 socket and was released in Q2/2011.
Intel Core i7-980
CPU lineageCPU lineage
Name: Intel Core i7-980
Family: Intel Core i7
CPU group: Intel Core i7 900
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 1
Predecessor: --
Successor: --
CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency
CPU Cores / Threads: 6 / 12
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 6x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 3.33 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.60 GHz
Turbo Frequency (6 Cores): --
Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe
Memory type: DDR3-1066
Max. Memory: 24 GB
Memory channels: 3
Bandwidth: 25.6 GB/s
ECC: No
PCIe:
AES-NI: No
Thermal ManagementThermal Management
TDP (PL1): 130 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --
Technical detailsTechnical details
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2
L2-Cache: 1.50 MB
L3-Cache: 12.00 MB
Architecture: Gulftown
Documents: Technical data sheet
Technology: 32 nm
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT
Socket: LGA 1366
Release date: Q2/2011
Part Number: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i7-980 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2
8C 16T @ 2.60 GHz
622
Intel Core i5-3230M Intel Core i5-3230M
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
621
Intel Celeron N5100 Intel Celeron N5100
4C 4T @ 1.10 GHz
620
Intel Core i7-980 Intel Core i7-980
6C 12T @ 3.33 GHz
614
Intel Core i7-980X Intel Core i7-980X
6C 12T @ 3.33 GHz
614
AMD 3020e AMD 3020e
2C 4T @ 1.20 GHz
614
Intel Celeron N6210 Intel Celeron N6210
2C 2T @ 1.20 GHz
614
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 5475U AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 5475U
4C 8T @ 2.70 GHz
3339
Intel Core i5-5675R Intel Core i5-5675R
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
3339
Intel Core i5-7600 Intel Core i5-7600
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
3339
Intel Core i7-980 Intel Core i7-980
6C 12T @ 3.33 GHz
3332
Intel Core i7-980X Intel Core i7-980X
6C 12T @ 3.33 GHz
3332
Intel Core i3-8100B Intel Core i3-8100B
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
3329
Intel Core i3-8300 Intel Core i3-8300
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
3329
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2
8C 16T @ 2.00 GHz
2307
Intel Core i5-10200H Intel Core i5-10200H
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
2301
Intel Xeon E5-2630L v3 Intel Xeon E5-2630L v3
8C 16T @ 1.80 GHz
2292
Intel Core i7-980 Intel Core i7-980
6C 12T @ 3.33 GHz
2275
Intel Core i7-7700 Intel Core i7-7700
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
2266
Intel Core i7-8809G Intel Core i7-8809G
4C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
2222
Intel Core i7-5775C Intel Core i7-5775C
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
2218
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Xeon E3-1220 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1220 v3
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
6747
Intel Core i5-4440 Intel Core i5-4440
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
6660
Intel Core i5-4570S Intel Core i5-4570S
4C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
6660
Intel Core i7-980 Intel Core i7-980
6C 12T @ 3.33 GHz
6611
Intel Core i7-980X Intel Core i7-980X
6C 12T @ 3.33 GHz
6611
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U
4C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
6604
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
4C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
6604
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



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