4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.66GHz, Nehalem.
Release date: Q3 2008.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 64,457 user samples
57,001 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 54% Base clock 2.65 GHz
Poor: 54% Great: 75%
SPEED RANK: 392nd / 1276
Gaming 65%
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 49%
7,456 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 43% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 43% Great: 63%
SPEED RANK: 576th / 1276
Gaming 55%
Desktop 61%
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
64.9 % Faster effective speed.
55.5 %
Avg. Memory Latency
88.4 Pts Lower memory latency.
69.2 Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
67.1 Pts 82.1 Pts Faster single-core speed.
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
129 Pts 147 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
227 Pts 242 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
326 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
246 Pts
OC Memory Latency
96 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
78.9 Pts
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
89 Pts 104 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
171 Pts 185 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
300 Pts +4% 288 Pts
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
431 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
288 Pts
Market Share
Based on 38,488,151 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.14 % Hugely higher market share.
0.03 %
Value For Money
63.6 % 70.2 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 58 % Slightly more popular.
Price (score)
$299 $118 Much cheaper.
148 Months 27+ Months Hugely more recent.
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
432 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
294 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
330 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
248 Pts

The Intel Core i7-920 is five and a half years old which puts it at an enormous disadvantage to more modern processors. The 920 sports four cores and eight threads which is the same basic configuration that Intel still uses in the majority of their i7s. Comparing the 920 to the 4770K, its modern day equivalent, shows that 920 lags by 63% at stock speeds and by 44% when both processors are overclocked. Overclocking improves the 920 by 30% vs just 17% for the 4770K. Aside from approximately 50% more calculation throughput the 4770K offers lower power consumption, compatibility with Intel's latest FCLGA1150 platform, on-board graphics and newer CPU instructions. Owners of the 920 should probably consider upgrading not only to improve system response times but also to take advantage of the newer platform. [Mar '14 CPUPro]


If you had the extra cash, i would buy the 2200G. But this is still great! [Jul '19 GamingEliot]


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