Average Bench: 66.3% (368th of 1276)

Based on 39,625 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106E5, , 1FABFBFF000106E5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 56%Average: 66.3% Great: 73%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7 860 averaged 33.6% 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 90.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 72.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 860 is just 16.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7 860 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 338Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 333Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 39,625 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.7 Memory 90.3 95.1
54.9 1-Core 72.5 82.7
99.4 2-Core 137 159
63.3% 99.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
155 4-Core 233 282
224 8-Core 333 392
36.6% 283 Pts
Min Avg Max
234 64-Core 338 397
22.7% 338 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.2
1-Core 80.5
2-Core 154
68% 109 Pts
4-Core 234
8-Core 351
38% 292 Pts
64-Core 349
23% 349 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.6
1-Core 67.3
2-Core 121
61% 94.1 Pts
4-Core 231
8-Core 361
38% 296 Pts
64-Core 357
24% 357 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
Memory 94.3
1-Core 71.8
2-Core 141
65% 102 Pts
4-Core 207
8-Core 355
35% 281 Pts
64-Core 361
24% 361 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
Memory 91.2
1-Core 81.5
2-Core 147
67% 106 Pts
4-Core 223
8-Core 355
37% 289 Pts
64-Core 355
24% 355 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.4
1-Core 66.3
2-Core 129
62% 96 Pts
4-Core 209
8-Core 266
31% 238 Pts
64-Core 345
23% 345 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.3
1-Core 66
2-Core 128
60% 94 Pts
4-Core 218
8-Core 322
35% 270 Pts
64-Core 321
22% 321 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 85
1-Core 69.7
2-Core 131
60% 95.1 Pts
4-Core 208
8-Core 335
34% 272 Pts
64-Core 344
23% 344 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.9
1-Core 69.4
2-Core 102
58% 86.4 Pts
4-Core 177
8-Core 289
30% 233 Pts
64-Core 315
21% 315 Pts
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Typical Core i7 860 Builds (Compare 1,270 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 10%
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Motherboard: Dell Studio XPS 8100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $337

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-860 Processor (8M Cache, 2.80 GHz)
Code NameLynnfield
Launch DateQ3'09
Processor Numberi7-860
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.6500V-1.4000V
Recommended Price$257.00 - $305.00
Clock Speed2.8 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.46 GHz
Bus Speed2.5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP95 W

Memory

Max Memory Size16 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions36-bit
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

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
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedLGA1156
Processing Die Size296 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors774 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

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27 days ago.

because this is an high end configuration cpu+stable


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6 months ago.

Better threads with better boost clock and better price


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