Average Bench: 67.8% (355th of 1307)

Based on 31,579 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106E5, 0FABFBFF000106E5 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 58%Average: 67.8% Great: 74%
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7 870 averaged 32.1% 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 89.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 76.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 870 is just 16.3%. 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 Mixed Speed 351Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 348Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,579 samples)
Min Avg Max
79 Memory 89.9 95
58.8 1-Core 76.8 86.2
108 2-Core 146 168
65.2% 104 Pts
Min Avg Max
172 4-Core 252 306
222 8-Core 348 404
39.1% 300 Pts
Min Avg Max
224 64-Core 351 404
23.6% 351 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 90
1-Core 93.6
2-Core 184
74% 122 Pts
4-Core 356
8-Core 477
54% 417 Pts
64-Core 453
30% 453 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.6
1-Core 91.2
2-Core 181
74% 122 Pts
4-Core 319
8-Core 391
47% 355 Pts
64-Core 388
26% 388 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.9
1-Core 90.8
2-Core 180
74% 121 Pts
4-Core 305
8-Core 403
46% 354 Pts
64-Core 397
27% 397 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.8
1-Core 85
2-Core 164
70% 113 Pts
4-Core 302
8-Core 393
46% 348 Pts
64-Core 391
26% 391 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.2
1-Core 86.1
2-Core 166
70% 114 Pts
4-Core 305
8-Core 397
46% 351 Pts
64-Core 400
27% 400 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.5
1-Core 76.1
2-Core 151
66% 106 Pts
4-Core 286
8-Core 388
44% 337 Pts
64-Core 383
26% 383 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.7
1-Core 70.6
2-Core 141
64% 101 Pts
4-Core 282
8-Core 362
42% 322 Pts
64-Core 367
25% 367 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.4
1-Core 76.5
2-Core 150
67% 107 Pts
4-Core 261
8-Core 356
40% 308 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.4
1-Core 69.4
2-Core 135
62% 97.7 Pts
4-Core 234
8-Core 351
38% 292 Pts
64-Core 350
24% 350 Pts
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Typical Core i7 870 Builds (Compare 33,488 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $219

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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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1 month ago.

freaking insane value. found it on ebay for 30 dollars and it sits 3.72 ghz for me. plays almost all games high settings @60 fps when paired with my rx 580 8gb.


Poor

1 month ago.

Its slower than an Intel Core i5-3470?


Excellent

5 months 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

10 months 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

5 months 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


Excellent

5 months 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

21 months ago.

Still good for rendering, gaming


Poor

10 months 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

2 months ago.

new totodan cpu


Good

20 months 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

2 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

2 years ago.

Bom cpu :)


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