Average Bench: 40.6% (377th of 1182)

Based on 36,778 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, 1FABFBFF000106A5, BFEBFBFF000106A4, 1F8BFBFF000106A5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz

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]

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Poor: 27%Average: 40.6% Great: 54%
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-920 averaged 59.4% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 67Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 130Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-920 is 27.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-920 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 330Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 325Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,778 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.6 1-Core 67 89.1
90.3 2-Core 130 174
46.6% 98.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
145 4-Core 231 314
224 8-Core 325 426
36% 278 Pts
Min Avg Max
226 64-Core 330 430
22.1% 330 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 73
2-Core 140
50% 106 Pts
4-Core 253
8-Core 367
40% 310 Pts
64-Core 357
24% 357 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
1-Core 67.9
2-Core 136
48% 102 Pts
4-Core 248
8-Core 345
38% 296 Pts
64-Core 347
23% 347 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
1-Core 60.7
2-Core 120
42% 90.2 Pts
4-Core 242
8-Core 318
37% 280 Pts
64-Core 320
22% 320 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 64.9
2-Core 120
44% 92.7 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 303
34% 259 Pts
64-Core 310
21% 310 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,431,836 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $246 @ launch in Sep '08
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Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: Asus P6T

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-920 Processor (8M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 4.80 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Code NameBloomfield
Launch DateQ4'08
Processor Numberi7-920
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.800V-1.375V
Recommended Price$305.00
Clock Speed2.66 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency2.93 GHz
Bus Speed4.8 GT/s QPI
QPI Links1
Max TDP130 W

Memory

Max Memory Size24 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 800/1066
Memory Channels3
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions36-bit
ECC Memory SupportedNo

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
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo

Package

Package Size42.5mm x 45.0mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1366
Processing Die Size263 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors731 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

Intel i7-920 (Bloomfield) Quad Core Processor...

Model: AT80601000741AA

Added 5 years ago.

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29 days ago.

Still adequate after 11 years. Didn't expect to use it this long


Good

1 month ago.

Like other users here I've had over 9 years flawless service. Paired with a GTX-970 it still runs modern games at high settings. I never thought I would have a processor for as long as this.


Excellent

6 months ago.

This was a milestone of processing unit. Just came to say that..


Good

5 months ago.

literally the best processor ive ever in my entire life


Disliked

1 month ago.


Good

2 months ago.

Amazing CPU, still in use today (2019)


Poor

15 months ago.

works great 10 years old and still on par with most entry level gaming cpus


Excellent

2 days ago.

Classic that never ages, still amusing the kids in the family and making the new Ryzen 1600 jealous. Throttling at stock speeds through games , Youtube videos and time.


Excellent

16 days ago.

Still going strong after +9 years of use at an 3.6Ghz OC


Good

4 days ago.

Its a fairly good processor. I i can't overclock the RAM though. Ive heard some pretty good things about this processor when overclocked. anyways its very fast with 4 cores, 8 threads and also has hyper threading. Ive done heavy Photoshop on this and have never had a problem. Also have done lots of Gaming and in GTA V (CPU intensive game) it was able to get max settings out. The only limiting factor was my 750Ti which has 2GB VRAM so i couldn't completely max out GTA V. Works pretty well in CS-GO too.


Excellent

9 months ago.

Inside my first desktop build and stil using it as my daily driver after almost 10 years. Fun part, I was able to put in 20,5GB of ram when the intel page sais max 16GB... And yes I can use all 20,5GB of ram without problems. For me it's not a real issue, but combined with a GTX980 you will have bottlenecks in some games. I hope it survives many more years to come :-)


Excellent

9 months ago.

If you are not a game player, this CPU is still powerful enough to run majority of your daily tasks. Mine has been working flawlessly for over 9 years. The longest serviced CPU ever in my nearly 30 year computer life.


Poor

5 years ago.


Terrible

23 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

2 months ago.

The i7-920 is a legendary CPU, why? Because it is the FIRST ever i7 CPU! With 4 cores and 8 threads. The core count is comparable to the 7700K, but due to its age, it doesn't perform well, that being said, they still have some life in them, they still have some ''decent'' performance. As it's average bench is 47.6%. However, you could actually buy the fastest socket 775 CPU and get performance very close to this thing. It was revolutionary neither the less. It will always be in my heart and many other computer expert's hearts.


Excellent

2 years ago.

For 40 dollars... This is extremely good cpu even on stock frequencies


Good

3 years ago.

Its old but good 4GHz in OC no Problem and Triple RAM dont need to upgread


Excellent

20 months ago.

over 8 years of flawless service


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