Average Bench: 45.2% (319th of 1182)

Based on 17,336 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106E5, 0FABFBFF000106E5 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 34%Average: 45.2% Great: 53%
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7 870 averaged 54.8% 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 77.8Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 149Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 870 is just 18.6%. 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 360Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 356Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,336 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.6 1-Core 77.8 86.5
115 2-Core 149 170
53.7% 113 Pts
Min Avg Max
188 4-Core 256 308
251 8-Core 356 433
39.8% 306 Pts
Min Avg Max
257 64-Core 360 432
24.1% 360 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.65 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 88.5
2-Core 176
62% 132 Pts
4-Core 328
8-Core 446
50% 387 Pts
64-Core 446
30% 446 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 84.2
2-Core 164
59% 124 Pts
4-Core 308
8-Core 394
46% 351 Pts
64-Core 398
27% 398 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 76.6
2-Core 149
53% 113 Pts
4-Core 260
8-Core 392
42% 326 Pts
64-Core 394
26% 394 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
1-Core 77.6
2-Core 154
54% 116 Pts
4-Core 249
8-Core 382
40% 315 Pts
64-Core 380
26% 380 Pts
LGA 1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 74.1
2-Core 148
52% 111 Pts
4-Core 243
8-Core 353
38% 298 Pts
64-Core 352
24% 352 Pts
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Typical Core i7 870 Builds (Compare 2,163 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
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Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
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Motherboard: Dell Studio XPS 8100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $277

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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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11 days 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

18 days ago.

This thing Runs most games Like a Dream. Recommended.


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Good

22 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

1 month ago.

Still good for rendering, gaming


Good

14 days 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

11 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

12 months ago.

Bom cpu :)


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