Average Bench: 65.8% (403rd of 1316)

Based on 45,266 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106E5, , 1FABFBFF000106E5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 54%Average: 65.8% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7 860 averaged 34.2% 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 89.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 72.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 860 is just 17.8%. 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 45,266 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.1 Memory 89.4 94.7
50.5 1-Core 72.4 82.8
87.5 2-Core 136 159
62.9% 99.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
142 4-Core 232 281
208 8-Core 330 368
36.4% 281 Pts
Min Avg Max
219 64-Core 334 369
22.4% 334 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.1
1-Core 87.7
2-Core 174
72% 118 Pts
4-Core 316
8-Core 443
49% 379 Pts
64-Core 450
30% 450 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.3
1-Core 69.6
2-Core 140
64% 101 Pts
4-Core 228
8-Core 321
36% 274 Pts
64-Core 363
24% 363 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.4
1-Core 67.3
2-Core 132
62% 96.6 Pts
4-Core 251
8-Core 324
38% 287 Pts
64-Core 338
23% 338 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.6
1-Core 66.5
2-Core 126
61% 95.2 Pts
4-Core 222
8-Core 312
35% 267 Pts
64-Core 329
22% 329 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 85
1-Core 81.7
2-Core 157
66% 108 Pts
4-Core 240
8-Core 351
38% 296 Pts
64-Core 355
24% 355 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.5
1-Core 56.3
2-Core 129
59% 92.2 Pts
4-Core 167
8-Core 296
29% 231 Pts
64-Core 305
20% 305 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.9
1-Core 68
2-Core 97.2
58% 85.4 Pts
4-Core 118
8-Core 172
19% 145 Pts
64-Core 211
14% 211 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 48
1-Core 53.8
2-Core 108
41% 69.8 Pts
4-Core 199
8-Core 141
24% 170 Pts
64-Core 304
20% 304 Pts
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Typical Core i7 860 Builds (Compare 1,827 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell Studio XPS 8100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - 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

5 months 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

2 months ago.

i have this chip performing at the same level as an i7 6700. absolute beast. refuse to upgrade


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