Average Bench: 50.9% (235th of 956)

Based on 6,489 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106E5, , 1FABFBFF000106E5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 41%Average: 50.9% Great: 62%
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
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Average average bench

The Intel Core i7 860 averaged 49.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Floating Point Speed 78.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 75.4Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 860 is 21.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7 860 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 362Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 349Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,489 samples)
Min Avg Max
61.2 SC Int 72.1 85.3
66.9 SC Float 78.9 92.4
63 SC Mixed 75.4 89
60.4% 75.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
176 QC Int 233 292
202 QC Float 256 318
190 QC Mixed 246 303
55.5% 245 Pts
Min Avg Max
259 MC Int 330 412
275 MC Float 362 449
260 MC Mixed 349 438
51.9% 347 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 80.8
SC Float 87.3
SC Mixed 84
67% 84 Pts
QC Int 275
QC Float 290
QC Mixed 259
62% 275 Pts
MC Int 346
MC Float 379
MC Mixed 369
55% 365 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 68
SC Float 74.2
SC Mixed 71.3
57% 71.2 Pts
QC Int 251
QC Float 285
QC Mixed 281
62% 272 Pts
MC Int 319
MC Float 349
MC Mixed 335
50% 334 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.6
SC Float 83.6
SC Mixed 80.1
64% 80.1 Pts
QC Int 269
QC Float 289
QC Mixed 258
62% 272 Pts
MC Int 322
MC Float 354
MC Mixed 338
51% 338 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.3
SC Float 81.3
SC Mixed 78.1
63% 78.2 Pts
QC Int 238
QC Float 269
QC Mixed 252
57% 253 Pts
MC Int 335
MC Float 363
MC Mixed 351
52% 350 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 77.3
SC Float 85.9
SC Mixed 82.2
65% 81.8 Pts
QC Int 225
QC Float 259
QC Mixed 244
55% 243 Pts
MC Int 337
MC Float 366
MC Mixed 356
53% 353 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 72.3
SC Float 78.8
SC Mixed 75.1
60% 75.4 Pts
QC Int 234
QC Float 243
QC Mixed 249
55% 242 Pts
MC Int 334
MC Float 368
MC Mixed 356
53% 353 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 68.4
SC Float 74.2
SC Mixed 71.5
57% 71.4 Pts
QC Int 233
QC Float 247
QC Mixed 233
54% 237 Pts
MC Int 338
MC Float 378
MC Mixed 364
54% 360 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 70.7
SC Float 77.7
SC Mixed 73.7
59% 74 Pts
QC Int 240
QC Float 241
QC Mixed 214
52% 232 Pts
MC Int 356
MC Float 392
MC Mixed 382
56% 377 Pts
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Desktop 49%
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Workstation 31%
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-860 Processor (8M Cache, 2.80 GHz)
Code NameLynnfield
Launch DateQ3'09
Processor Numberi7-860
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.6500V-1.4000V
Recommended Price$257.00 - $305.00
Clock Speed2.8 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.46 GHz
Bus Speed2.5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP95 W

Memory

Max Memory Size16 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions36-bit
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesNo
Turbo Boost Tech1.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedLGA1156
Processing Die Size296 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors774 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
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