Average Bench: 67.4% (335th of 1241)

Based on 33,485 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106E5, , 1FABFBFF000106E5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 55%Average: 67.4% Great: 74%
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7 860 averaged 32.6% 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 92.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 73Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 860 is just 18.9%. 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 337Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 334Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 33,485 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.7 Memory 92.1 96.1
55.6 1-Core 73 83.9
98.6 2-Core 139 166
64.2% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
154 4-Core 235 284
235 8-Core 334 414
36.8% 285 Pts
Min Avg Max
233 64-Core 337 414
22.6% 337 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.4
1-Core 82.6
2-Core 159
68% 110 Pts
4-Core 276
8-Core 352
41% 314 Pts
64-Core 355
24% 355 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.7
1-Core 62.1
2-Core 134
61% 96.3 Pts
4-Core 247
8-Core 324
38% 286 Pts
64-Core 343
23% 343 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.1
1-Core 72.6
2-Core 129
63% 98.1 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 335
36% 281 Pts
64-Core 330
22% 330 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.8
1-Core 70.1
2-Core 140
64% 101 Pts
4-Core 222
8-Core 295
34% 258 Pts
64-Core 302
20% 302 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.5
1-Core 79.3
2-Core 150
66% 106 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 358
39% 302 Pts
64-Core 359
24% 359 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.7
1-Core 67.3
2-Core 131
60% 95.2 Pts
4-Core 211
8-Core 302
33% 256 Pts
64-Core 335
22% 335 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.2
1-Core 54.5
2-Core 121
56% 87.8 Pts
4-Core 198
8-Core 308
32% 253 Pts
64-Core 297
20% 297 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.1
1-Core 26
2-Core 56.6
36% 51.2 Pts
4-Core 116
8-Core 284
24% 200 Pts
64-Core 351
24% 351 Pts
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Typical Core i7 860 Builds (Compare 5,030 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus P7P55D - $212

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $717

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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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8 months ago.

Amazing when overclocked. Can still stay up to standards in 2018.


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9 days ago.

Better threads with better boost clock and better price


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