Average Bench: 61.6% (553rd of 1439)

Based on 69,074 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]

Poor: 46%Average: 61.6% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-920 averaged 38.4% 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. Memory Latency 84.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 64.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-920 is 25.7%. 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 Speed 306Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 298Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 69,074 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.1 Memory 84.9 94.7
37.3 1-Core 64.7 84.8
69.3 2-Core 124 161
57% 91.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
115 4-Core 211 279
192 8-Core 298 388
32% 254 Pts
Min Avg Max
202 64-Core 306 399
18.9% 306 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.2
1-Core 72
2-Core 136
62% 99.5 Pts
4-Core 262
8-Core 296
36% 279 Pts
64-Core 334
21% 334 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.3
1-Core 82.8
2-Core 164
65% 110 Pts
4-Core 288
8-Core 398
43% 343 Pts
64-Core 400
25% 400 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.3
1-Core 67.7
2-Core 131
61% 96.9 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 325
33% 269 Pts
64-Core 325
20% 325 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.8
1-Core 67.1
2-Core 131
56% 91.8 Pts
4-Core 179
8-Core 234
26% 207 Pts
64-Core 292
18% 292 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $246 @ launch in Sep '08
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Gaming 33%
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Desktop
Desktop 69%
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Workstation
Workstation 26%
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Motherboard: Asus P6T

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $318

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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 9 years ago.

Poor

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 months ago.

Long service life, great performer in its day.


Excellent

14 months ago.

it was quite a good experience for Retro Overclocking in X58


Good

14 months ago.

BEST PROCESSADOR FOR OVERCLOCK!


Disliked

19 months ago.


Poor

5 years ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

CPU: Intel Core i7-920 - 80.2%


Poor

2 years 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.


Good

4 years 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

4 years ago.

if you get one, you have to overlock it otherwise its trash when its at 2.6ghz. At overlock it kicks ass


Excellent

5 years 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

7 months ago.

rip. 2008 - 2023 @4.0 overclock


Excellent

2 years ago.

Still running, serving my storage and web. It just keeps going and going.


Poor

9 years ago.


Excellent

3 years ago.

Bought it when it was first released and still working fantastically with all stock. Able to run most games and applications well


Good

4 years ago.

4 core 8 thread at $305 is no joke at 2008 which made this processor very popular for enthusiasts.


Excellent

7 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

This chip still slapped for years after its release until my only X58 motherboard died last year. I would get another but they are extremely expensive. So until then, Rest in peace 920, 2008-2020.


Good

8 years ago.

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


Excellent

6 years ago.

over 8 years of flawless service


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