Average Bench: 69.2% (292nd of 1239)

Based on 22,151 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106E5, 0FABFBFF000106E5 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 60%Average: 69.2% Great: 75%
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7 870 averaged 30.8% 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. Memory Latency 92.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 77.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 870 is just 14.7%. 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 354Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 351Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,151 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.7 Memory 92.4 95.8
61.3 1-Core 77.4 87.7
109 2-Core 147 170
66.3% 106 Pts
Min Avg Max
178 4-Core 253 307
237 8-Core 351 407
39.3% 302 Pts
Min Avg Max
240 64-Core 354 408
23.8% 354 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.9
1-Core 84.4
2-Core 147
69% 109 Pts
4-Core 281
8-Core 412
45% 346 Pts
64-Core 414
28% 414 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.5
1-Core 85.3
2-Core 159
70% 113 Pts
4-Core 307
8-Core 350
44% 328 Pts
64-Core 326
22% 326 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.4
1-Core 76.5
2-Core 151
67% 107 Pts
4-Core 304
8-Core 365
44% 334 Pts
64-Core 363
24% 363 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.5
1-Core 83.9
2-Core 158
70% 112 Pts
4-Core 256
8-Core 366
40% 311 Pts
64-Core 367
25% 367 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.5
1-Core 81.1
2-Core 151
68% 109 Pts
4-Core 255
8-Core 348
39% 302 Pts
64-Core 344
23% 344 Pts
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Typical Core i7 870 Builds (Compare 3,041 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Dell Studio XPS 8100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $375

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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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7 days 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.


Good

1 day ago.

sadece 3.2 ghzde rx570 ile mükemmel çalışıyor


Terrible

5 months ago.

This thing Runs most games Like a Dream. Recommended.


Good

7 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

17 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 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

10 months ago.

Still good for rendering, gaming


Good

9 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

20 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

21 months ago.

Bom cpu :)


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