Average Bench: 49.1% (330th of 1122)

Based on 16,243 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106E5, , 1FABFBFF000106E5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 40%Average: 49.1% Great: 60%
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7 860 averaged 50.8% 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 76.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 73.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 860 is 20.1%. 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 354Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 345Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,243 samples)
Min Avg Max
56.6 SC Int 69.4 80.7
60.1 SC Float 76.9 89
60.6 SC Mixed 73.2 85.2
58.6% 73.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
165 QC Int 223 282
190 QC Float 246 310
180 QC Mixed 235 292
53.2% 235 Pts
Min Avg Max
248 MC Int 328 402
263 MC Float 354 436
254 MC Mixed 345 424
51.2% 342 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.2
SC Float 88.8
SC Mixed 87.3
69% 86.8 Pts
QC Int 300
QC Float 332
QC Mixed 302
70% 311 Pts
MC Int 381
MC Float 397
MC Mixed 395
58% 391 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 76.7
SC Float 78.9
SC Mixed 77.2
62% 77.6 Pts
QC Int 241
QC Float 254
QC Mixed 248
56% 248 Pts
MC Int 340
MC Float 365
MC Mixed 356
53% 353 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 67.3
SC Float 73.9
SC Mixed 70.2
56% 70.5 Pts
QC Int 246
QC Float 284
QC Mixed 256
59% 262 Pts
MC Int 327
MC Float 353
MC Mixed 344
51% 341 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.1
SC Float 83.9
SC Mixed 78.2
64% 79.4 Pts
QC Int 266
QC Float 272
QC Mixed 237
59% 258 Pts
MC Int 340
MC Float 369
MC Mixed 361
53% 357 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 76.3
SC Float 83.8
SC Mixed 81.4
64% 80.5 Pts
QC Int 226
QC Float 233
QC Mixed 232
52% 230 Pts
MC Int 341
MC Float 363
MC Mixed 354
53% 353 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 66
SC Float 73.9
SC Mixed 70
56% 70 Pts
QC Int 236
QC Float 266
QC Mixed 250
57% 251 Pts
MC Int 345
MC Float 372
MC Mixed 364
54% 360 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 73.6
SC Float 81.3
SC Mixed 78.1
62% 77.7 Pts
QC Int 236
QC Float 251
QC Mixed 236
55% 241 Pts
MC Int 335
MC Float 357
MC Mixed 349
52% 347 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 63.7
SC Float 63.9
SC Mixed 66.3
52% 64.6 Pts
QC Int 219
QC Float 264
QC Mixed 238
54% 240 Pts
MC Int 328
MC Float 351
MC Mixed 346
51% 341 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 65.5
SC Float 72.9
SC Mixed 69.6
56% 69.3 Pts
QC Int 204
QC Float 198
QC Mixed 192
45% 198 Pts
MC Int 322
MC Float 333
MC Mixed 332
49% 329 Pts
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Typical Core i7 860 Builds (Compare 2,568 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 50%
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Desktop
Desktop 51%
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Workstation
Workstation 34%
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Motherboard: Asus P7P55D

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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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Amazing when overclocked. Can still stay up to standards in 2018.


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