Average Bench: 66.8% (401st of 1335)

Based on 45,738 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106E5, , 1FABFBFF000106E5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 57%Average: 66.8% Great: 73%
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7 860 averaged 33.2% 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 90Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 74.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 860 is just 15.9%. 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 348Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 344Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 45,738 samples)
Min Avg Max
81 Memory 90 95.2
56.8 1-Core 74.5 85.1
101 2-Core 141 163
64.1% 102 Pts
Min Avg Max
171 4-Core 239 288
238 8-Core 344 385
37.7% 291 Pts
Min Avg Max
247 64-Core 348 385
23.3% 348 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.9
1-Core 80.7
2-Core 147
67% 107 Pts
4-Core 242
8-Core 352
38% 297 Pts
64-Core 362
24% 362 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.6
1-Core 72.4
2-Core 144
62% 101 Pts
4-Core 232
8-Core 373
39% 303 Pts
64-Core 377
25% 377 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.6
1-Core 62
2-Core 137
58% 93.5 Pts
4-Core 245
8-Core 330
38% 287 Pts
64-Core 342
23% 342 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.2
1-Core 60.9
2-Core 115
54% 84.3 Pts
4-Core 203
8-Core 244
30% 224 Pts
64-Core 226
15% 226 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.7
1-Core 48.2
2-Core 59.2
41% 58 Pts
4-Core 100
8-Core 106
14% 103 Pts
64-Core 103
7% 103 Pts
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Typical Core i7 860 Builds (Compare 1,983 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: 53% - Above average Total price: $299

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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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Excellent

1 month ago.

Really good workhorse for a budget priced build. Might not be as relevant in 2021 but does provide a good platform for a simple gaming rig.


Excellent

1 month ago.

been using this core processor for over 11 years.


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