Average Bench: 46.3% (387th of 1143)

Based on 29,238 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: 34%Average: 46.3% Great: 64%
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-920 averaged 53.7% 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 68.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 66.8Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-920 is 31%. 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 342Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 333Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 29,238 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.7 SC Int 64.4 87.1
50 SC Float 68.7 92.4
47.3 SC Mixed 66.8 91.2
53.3% 66.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
144 QC Int 216 302
157 QC Float 232 326
153 QC Mixed 225 314
50.8% 224 Pts
Min Avg Max
231 MC Int 320 432
242 MC Float 342 462
236 MC Mixed 333 452
49.7% 332 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 52.3
SC Float 56.3
SC Mixed 76.5
49% 61.7 Pts
QC Int 295
QC Float 294
QC Mixed 327
69% 305 Pts
MC Int 437
MC Float 469
MC Mixed 459
68% 455 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.65 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.4
SC Float 92.9
SC Mixed 87.9
71% 88.4 Pts
QC Int 313
QC Float 308
QC Mixed 302
70% 307 Pts
MC Int 418
MC Float 460
MC Mixed 428
65% 436 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 54.6
SC Float 56.2
SC Mixed 54.2
44% 55 Pts
QC Int 283
QC Float 254
QC Mixed 258
60% 265 Pts
MC Int 436
MC Float 472
MC Mixed 460
68% 456 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 59.9
SC Float 60
SC Mixed 62.1
48% 60.7 Pts
QC Int 192
QC Float 199
QC Mixed 194
44% 195 Pts
MC Int 298
MC Float 319
MC Mixed 311
46% 309 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $246 @ launch in Sep '08
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Desktop 49%
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Motherboard: Asus P6T

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $597

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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 4 years ago.

Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

literally the best processor ive ever in my entire life


Excellent

3 months ago.


Poor

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

17 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

5 months ago.

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


Average

9 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

23 days 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 :-)


Poor

4 years ago.


Excellent

1 month 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.


Terrible

14 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

over 8 years of flawless service


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