Average Bench: 66.1% (487th of 1452)

Based on 37,228 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106E5, 0FABFBFF000106E5 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 53%Average: 66.1% Great: 74%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7 870 averaged 33.9% 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 88.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 76.6Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 870 is 20.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7 870 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 341Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 335Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 37,228 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.4 Memory 88.3 94.5
50.5 1-Core 76.6 89.3
84.2 2-Core 143 171
63% 103 Pts
Min Avg Max
137 4-Core 242 299
221 8-Core 335 396
36.3% 289 Pts
Min Avg Max
214 64-Core 341 397
21.1% 341 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.9
1-Core 79.2
2-Core 132
64% 102 Pts
4-Core 291
8-Core 369
42% 330 Pts
64-Core 407
25% 407 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.7
1-Core 81.4
2-Core 155
67% 110 Pts
4-Core 242
8-Core 349
37% 296 Pts
64-Core 344
21% 344 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.6
1-Core 79.6
2-Core 158
66% 109 Pts
4-Core 257
8-Core 332
38% 295 Pts
64-Core 358
22% 358 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.9
1-Core 87.3
2-Core 165
67% 113 Pts
4-Core 263
8-Core 287
36% 275 Pts
64-Core 274
17% 274 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.3
1-Core 83.8
2-Core 153
68% 110 Pts
4-Core 195
8-Core 250
28% 222 Pts
64-Core 273
17% 273 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.8
1-Core 79.9
2-Core 139
57% 96 Pts
4-Core 257
8-Core 339
38% 298 Pts
64-Core 338
21% 338 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.6
1-Core 84.4
2-Core 154
63% 106 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 225
28% 210 Pts
64-Core 224
14% 224 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 67,964,647 CPUs tested

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Typical Core i7 870 Builds (Compare 24,422 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 59%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-870 Processor (8M Cache, 2.93 GHz)
Code NameLynnfield
Launch DateQ3'09
Processor Numberi7-870
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.6500V-1.4000V
Recommended Price$305.00
Clock Speed2.93 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.6 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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3 months ago.

Not Bad for an i7 in 2024 but other i7 processors leave it in the dust.


Average

19 months ago.

Its slower than an Intel Core i5-3470?


Excellent

3 years ago.

Intel Core i7-870 (2.93 GHz) has same performances as Core i7-880 (3.06 GHz). And it absolutely does not heat up. So why do you want to buy the fastest processor on paper, other than spending money unnecessarily ?? In addition you are very likely now to come across an "Engineering Sample" processor, and not a "Production" processor.........


Poor

21 days ago.

Im using this cpu for everything


Poor

3 years ago.

It's been my processor since 2013 and has never let me down, Although hugely outdated now I still find even playing the big games it doesn't go over 30% except when I render video, it hits 100% for about 50 seconds. I got to get one of the i9 9900k though


Excellent

3 years ago.

Have one overclocked my i7-870 at 3,8Ghz and still plays high and very high with almost games with my GTX 1060 6GB at 1080p


Good

2 years ago.

i have it for years this cpu still doing the job and can playing the most news games ! i also OC it up to 3.6 and its work like a charm . recommend


Good

4 years ago.

Still good for rendering, gaming


Poor

3 years ago.

can only tend to do one thing at a time for example running a game at 200fps alg but as soon as i start playing music or streaming it crapps out and frops below 60


Average

3 years ago.

new totodan cpu


Good

4 years ago.

I pulled this out of an old system with an Intel branded DP55WB... I must say, for its age, this can sit around 3.5 Ghz on all 4 cores with relative ease. Absolutely not worth purchasing today, but if you got it... hey!


Excellent

5 years ago.

it might be first gen, but dont get fooled, it gets bottlenecked by a gtx 770 2gb, so I'm interessted in trying it with a a stronger card that has more vram. Using it in a HTPC, works like a charm


Excellent

5 years ago.

Bom cpu :)


Good

2 years ago.

Not bad! I have that in my PC. It can run most MIDI's with 100,000 notes per second!


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