Average Bench: 65.8% (358th of 1239)

Based on 44,449 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]

ADVERTISEMENT
Poor: 55%Average: 65.8% Great: 75%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-920 averaged 34.1% 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 90.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 66.6Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-920 is 20.1%. 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 326Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 321Pts
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 44,449 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.8 Memory 90.5 96.7
52.2 1-Core 66.6 87.3
94.3 2-Core 128 166
60.9% 95.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
156 4-Core 227 306
218 8-Core 321 429
35.5% 274 Pts
Min Avg Max
235 64-Core 326 431
21.9% 326 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.4
1-Core 93
2-Core 162
73% 117 Pts
4-Core 294
8-Core 290
40% 292 Pts
64-Core 277
19% 277 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.5
1-Core 96
2-Core 172
74% 121 Pts
4-Core 292
8-Core 334
42% 313 Pts
64-Core 324
22% 324 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.8
1-Core 69
2-Core 132
62% 97.4 Pts
4-Core 245
8-Core 344
38% 295 Pts
64-Core 342
23% 342 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.9
1-Core 68.7
2-Core 136
62% 98.5 Pts
4-Core 232
8-Core 328
36% 280 Pts
64-Core 333
22% 333 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.7
1-Core 67
2-Core 105
59% 88.2 Pts
4-Core 213
8-Core 336
35% 275 Pts
64-Core 342
23% 342 Pts
44,449 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,567,285 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $246 @ launch in Sep '08
AmazonUS $2591 min
Send price feedback
Typical Core i7-920 Builds (Compare 5,369 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus P6T

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $729

Popular Core i7-920 compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your CPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 2020 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 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 6 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

23 hrs ago.

Great for most games later titles would require a higher base clock more cores and threads


Poor

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.


Good

6 months ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

12 years old and still holding strong


Liked

4 days ago.


Excellent

19 days ago.

BEST PROCESSADOR FOR OVERCLOCK!


Poor

2 years ago.

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


Good

3 months 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

9 months 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

2 months ago.

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


Poor

6 years ago.


Excellent

4 months ago.

2020 and still going strong. Easily overclocked.


Excellent

18 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

1 month ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 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

3 years ago.

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


Good

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

over 8 years of flawless service


Your
opinion?
1239 Processors (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different CPUs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $165Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9600K $199Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $365Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $56
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback