Average Bench: 47% (387th of 1159)

Based on 36,983 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: 33%Average: 47% Great: 65%
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 48%
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Workstation
Workstation 34%
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Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-920 averaged 52.9% 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 69.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 67.4Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-920 is 31.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-920 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 341Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 331Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,983 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.2 SC Int 65 89.5
51.5 SC Float 69.5 96
50.9 SC Mixed 67.4 92.5
53.8% 67.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
146 QC Int 221 315
150 QC Float 237 338
154 QC Mixed 230 328
52% 230 Pts
Min Avg Max
223 MC Int 317 441
234 MC Float 341 474
225 MC Mixed 331 463
49.3% 330 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 60.9
SC Float 66.6
SC Mixed 68.9
52% 65.5 Pts
QC Int 239
QC Float 238
QC Mixed 245
54% 241 Pts
MC Int 305
MC Float 338
MC Mixed 320
48% 321 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 64
SC Float 67.3
SC Mixed 66.6
53% 66 Pts
QC Int 203
QC Float 232
QC Mixed 221
49% 218 Pts
MC Int 265
MC Float 307
MC Mixed 283
43% 285 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 60.1
SC Float 64.8
SC Mixed 62.4
50% 62.4 Pts
QC Int 210
QC Float 217
QC Mixed 213
48% 213 Pts
MC Int 240
MC Float 248
MC Mixed 240
36% 243 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 64.6
SC Float 70
SC Mixed 65.1
53% 66.6 Pts
QC Int 140
QC Float 163
QC Mixed 186
37% 163 Pts
MC Int 282
MC Float 284
MC Mixed 280
42% 282 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 40.2
SC Float 50.4
SC Mixed 51.9
38% 47.5 Pts
QC Int 144
QC Float 181
QC Mixed 125
34% 150 Pts
MC Int 269
MC Float 315
MC Mixed 334
46% 306 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $246 @ launch in Sep '08
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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.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

10 days ago.

first quad core with hyper threading and it was overclockable, probably the best chip ever released in the intel franchise


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Good

3 months ago.

literally the best processor ive ever in my entire life


Excellent

10 months ago.


Good

1 month ago.

Amazing CPU, still in use today (2019)


Excellent

2 months ago.

BUT YES


Poor

14 months ago.

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


Poor

6 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.


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Average

15 months ago.

Its a fairly good processor. I do not like the fact that it only supports up to 1066MHz of RAM and as i got it in a stock pre-built dell PC, i can't overclock the RAM also. 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

7 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

8 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.


Good

14 days ago.

great cpu


Terrible

21 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

1 month 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

19 months ago.

over 8 years of flawless service


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