Average Bench: 66.7% (356th of 1264)

Based on 36,889 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106E5, , 1FABFBFF000106E5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 58%Average: 66.7% Great: 73%
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7 860 averaged 33.3% 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 90.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 73Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 860 is just 14.8%. 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 334Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 330Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,889 samples)
Min Avg Max
81 Memory 90.8 95.5
57.3 1-Core 73 82.8
96.6 2-Core 138 161
63.6% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
170 4-Core 234 284
221 8-Core 330 393
36.5% 282 Pts
Min Avg Max
221 64-Core 334 399
22.4% 334 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 93.3
1-Core 76.3
2-Core 141
66% 104 Pts
4-Core 252
8-Core 349
39% 300 Pts
64-Core 353
24% 353 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
Memory 93.3
1-Core 74.3
2-Core 145
66% 104 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 355
39% 301 Pts
64-Core 359
24% 359 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.5
1-Core 71.1
2-Core 127
62% 96.9 Pts
4-Core 213
8-Core 299
33% 256 Pts
64-Core 315
21% 315 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.4
1-Core 80.5
2-Core 148
66% 105 Pts
4-Core 225
8-Core 352
37% 288 Pts
64-Core 353
24% 353 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.1
1-Core 70.7
2-Core 134
60% 96.1 Pts
4-Core 232
8-Core 346
37% 289 Pts
64-Core 348
23% 348 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.7
1-Core 59
2-Core 102
53% 81.2 Pts
4-Core 163
8-Core 170
22% 166 Pts
64-Core 159
11% 159 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,214,621 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i7 860 Builds (Compare 870 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell Studio XPS 8100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $347

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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

 Comments

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Good

2 months ago.

Better threads with better boost clock and better price


Excellent

1 day ago.

idk


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