Average Bench: 44% (335th of 1184)

Based on 12,927 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106E5, 0FABFBFF000106E5 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 29%Average: 44% Great: 52%
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7 870 averaged 55.9% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 76.1Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 145Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 870 is 23.7%. 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 350Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 345Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,927 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.8 1-Core 76.1 85.5
104 2-Core 145 166
52.5% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
159 4-Core 250 307
223 8-Core 345 398
38.8% 298 Pts
Min Avg Max
217 64-Core 350 401
23.5% 350 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 85.9
2-Core 158
58% 122 Pts
4-Core 309
8-Core 397
46% 353 Pts
64-Core 394
26% 394 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 82.3
2-Core 159
57% 121 Pts
4-Core 283
8-Core 352
42% 317 Pts
64-Core 351
24% 351 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 83.9
2-Core 159
58% 121 Pts
4-Core 262
8-Core 372
41% 317 Pts
64-Core 378
25% 378 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 85.9
2-Core 159
58% 122 Pts
4-Core 257
8-Core 395
42% 326 Pts
64-Core 398
27% 398 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 85.6
2-Core 158
58% 122 Pts
4-Core 253
8-Core 396
41% 324 Pts
64-Core 399
27% 399 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 82.1
2-Core 159
57% 120 Pts
4-Core 239
8-Core 377
39% 308 Pts
64-Core 353
24% 353 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 82
2-Core 126
51% 104 Pts
4-Core 239
8-Core 379
39% 309 Pts
64-Core 376
25% 376 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 80.8
2-Core 152
55% 116 Pts
4-Core 231
8-Core 362
38% 296 Pts
64-Core 364
24% 364 Pts
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Typical Core i7 870 Builds (Compare 2,301 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
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Motherboard: Dell Studio XPS 8100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $279

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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.

This processor is impressive for its age! I have it paired with a 1070 at the moment until I can get an upgrade! I'm always impressed that it can keep up so well and play modern games! Yes the 1070 is doing a lot of the work, but that CPU can keep up and that's impressive for hardware that is 10+ years old.


Good

2 months ago.

This thing Runs most games Like a Dream. Recommended.


Good

15 days 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

10 months ago.

Bought it 7 years ago -- upgraded to a 1050ti and still play all games smoothly


Good

3 months ago.

Still good for rendering, gaming


Excellent

23 days 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


Excellent

24 days ago.

OG PROCESSOR ALWAYS WIN


Good

2 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

13 months 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

14 months ago.

Bom cpu :)


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