Average Bench: 64.2% (521st of 1452)

Based on 51,451 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106E5, , 1FABFBFF000106E5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 53%Average: 64.2% Great: 72%
Gaming 64%
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 48%

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7 860 averaged 35.7% 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.


Avg. Memory Latency 88.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 71.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 860 is just 19.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7 860 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 318Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 312Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 51,451 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.4 Memory 88.1 95
46.7 1-Core 71.4 84.8
82.2 2-Core 133 163
60.6% 97.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
127 4-Core 222 279
205 8-Core 312 366
33.6% 267 Pts
Min Avg Max
218 64-Core 318 376
19.7% 318 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.6
1-Core 80.8
2-Core 156
67% 110 Pts
4-Core 268
8-Core 354
40% 311 Pts
64-Core 352
22% 352 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.1
1-Core 77.2
2-Core 151
66% 108 Pts
4-Core 247
8-Core 371
38% 309 Pts
64-Core 372
23% 372 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.3
1-Core 73.5
2-Core 146
64% 103 Pts
4-Core 272
8-Core 357
40% 315 Pts
64-Core 356
22% 356 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.6
1-Core 76.2
2-Core 158
66% 109 Pts
4-Core 256
8-Core 353
38% 305 Pts
64-Core 352
22% 352 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.3
1-Core 84.1
2-Core 138
65% 104 Pts
4-Core 248
8-Core 351
38% 299 Pts
64-Core 349
22% 349 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.3
1-Core 76.1
2-Core 144
64% 103 Pts
4-Core 240
8-Core 325
36% 282 Pts
64-Core 320
20% 320 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.3
1-Core 76.2
2-Core 149
65% 105 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 284
32% 248 Pts
64-Core 266
16% 266 Pts
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop 57%
Workstation 2%
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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


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 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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15 months ago.

I use it myself and takes care of the job.


19 months ago.

been using this core processor for over 11 years.


23 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.


15 days ago.

Performs really good for such old processor. Very overclockable too which makes it relevant for light gaming even in 2024. Easily runs games like gta v at 1080p 60hz


2 months ago.

I have an iMac from 2009 with this CPU, and it still performs admirably for its age. Is it worth it today though? Not quite, like most of the early Core i3, i5, i7, and all the Core2 CPU's their viability fades by the day and its only a matter of time before they become unusable, but for now this chip is still alright and if you have an old machine laying around with this chip and wanna save some money you might as well restore it!

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