Average Bench: 51.8% (334th of 1159)

Based on 17,056 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106E5, 0FABFBFF000106E5 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 38%Average: 51.8% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7 870 averaged 48.1% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 80.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 76.4Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 870 is 23%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7 870 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 361Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 350Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,056 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.8 SC Int 72.7 81.5
60.6 SC Float 80.4 90.5
57.2 SC Mixed 76.4 85.5
61.2% 76.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
163 QC Int 237 290
175 QC Float 262 320
169 QC Mixed 251 308
56.7% 250 Pts
Min Avg Max
211 MC Int 336 391
214 MC Float 361 417
203 MC Mixed 350 408
52.3% 349 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
SC Int 90.7
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 96.5
77% 96.1 Pts
QC Int 306
QC Float 326
QC Mixed 318
72% 316 Pts
MC Int 469
MC Float 507
MC Mixed 494
73% 490 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89
SC Float 96.7
SC Mixed 89.6
73% 91.8 Pts
QC Int 314
QC Float 329
QC Mixed 322
73% 321 Pts
MC Int 408
MC Float 445
MC Mixed 433
64% 429 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.5
SC Float 88.2
SC Mixed 83.6
67% 83.8 Pts
QC Int 257
QC Float 306
QC Mixed 287
64% 283 Pts
MC Int 348
MC Float 376
MC Mixed 367
54% 363 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79
SC Float 87.7
SC Mixed 82
66% 82.9 Pts
QC Int 250
QC Float 292
QC Mixed 256
60% 266 Pts
MC Int 336
MC Float 371
MC Mixed 348
53% 352 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
SC Int 77.3
SC Float 85.3
SC Mixed 80.3
65% 81 Pts
QC Int 248
QC Float 266
QC Mixed 250
58% 254 Pts
MC Int 373
MC Float 398
MC Mixed 381
58% 384 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 74.6
SC Float 83.9
SC Mixed 79.5
64% 79.3 Pts
QC Int 239
QC Float 266
QC Mixed 253
57% 253 Pts
MC Int 341
MC Float 366
MC Mixed 356
53% 354 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
SC Int 72.8
SC Float 78.8
SC Mixed 74.6
60% 75.4 Pts
QC Int 238
QC Float 261
QC Mixed 252
57% 250 Pts
MC Int 350
MC Float 336
MC Mixed 325
51% 337 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 74.5
SC Float 67.2
SC Mixed 73.5
57% 71.7 Pts
QC Int 184
QC Float 170
QC Mixed 192
41% 182 Pts
MC Int 341
MC Float 366
MC Mixed 350
53% 353 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 47.7
SC Float 55.8
SC Mixed 49.6
41% 51 Pts
QC Int 120
QC Float 138
QC Mixed 129
29% 129 Pts
MC Int 146
MC Float 170
MC Mixed 168
24% 161 Pts
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Typical Core i7 870 Builds (Compare 2,031 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 19%
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Desktop
Desktop 51%
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Workstation
Workstation 32%
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Motherboard: Dell Studio XPS 8100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $346

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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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Poor

5 months ago.

This thing Runs most games Like a Dream. Recommended.


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Good

20 months ago.

Awesome CPU , given its age , it is still a great choice for a budget build , I own it and I paired it with a GTX 1060 , works wonderfully.


Good

9 months ago.

Still good for rendering, gaming


Excellent

3 months ago.

legendary proccesor


Excellent

9 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

10 months ago.

Bom cpu :)


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