Average Bench: 49% (335th of 1129)

Based on 16,104 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106E5, , 1FABFBFF000106E5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 36%Average: 49% Great: 62%
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7 860 averaged 51.0% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 76.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 72.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 860 is 26.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7 860 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 352Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 343Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,104 samples)
Min Avg Max
52.7 SC Int 68.8 82.7
58.8 SC Float 76.4 92.2
55.5 SC Mixed 72.7 87.9
58.1% 72.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
159 QC Int 224 302
172 QC Float 247 330
166 QC Mixed 236 307
53.3% 235 Pts
Min Avg Max
227 MC Int 327 418
246 MC Float 352 453
243 MC Mixed 343 444
51% 341 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.5
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 96.2
77% 96.3 Pts
QC Int 359
QC Float 398
QC Mixed 378
86% 378 Pts
MC Int 364
MC Float 400
MC Mixed 381
57% 382 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.2
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 95
76% 95.2 Pts
QC Int 320
QC Float 365
QC Mixed 335
77% 340 Pts
MC Int 465
MC Float 504
MC Mixed 491
73% 487 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.7
SC Float 86.8
SC Mixed 74.8
64% 79.4 Pts
QC Int 233
QC Float 246
QC Mixed 252
55% 244 Pts
MC Int 346
MC Float 374
MC Mixed 361
54% 360 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 73.9
SC Float 84.3
SC Mixed 79.7
63% 79.3 Pts
QC Int 229
QC Float 255
QC Mixed 237
54% 240 Pts
MC Int 343
MC Float 373
MC Mixed 366
54% 361 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 65.9
SC Float 72
SC Mixed 69.2
55% 69 Pts
QC Int 247
QC Float 260
QC Mixed 244
57% 250 Pts
MC Int 305
MC Float 328
MC Mixed 322
48% 318 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 66.6
SC Float 73.6
SC Mixed 69.9
56% 70 Pts
QC Int 188
QC Float 219
QC Mixed 232
48% 213 Pts
MC Int 332
MC Float 345
MC Mixed 339
51% 339 Pts
J1PR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
SC Int 74.5
SC Float 81.9
SC Mixed 76.9
62% 77.8 Pts
QC Int 187
QC Float 187
QC Mixed 177
42% 184 Pts
MC Int 167
MC Float 168
MC Mixed 162
25% 165 Pts
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Typical Core i7 860 Builds (Compare 2,234 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 35%
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Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
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Motherboard: Asus P7P55D

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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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18 days ago.

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


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