Average Bench: 48.4% (378th of 1206)

Based on 19,169 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106E5, 0FABFBFF000106E5 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 32%Average: 48.4% Great: 56%
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7 870 averaged 51.6% 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 77.4Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 148Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 870 is 23.9%. 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
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 19,169 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.6 1-Core 77.4 86.4
91.9 2-Core 148 169
53.3% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
166 4-Core 254 309
215 8-Core 351 415
39.3% 302 Pts
Min Avg Max
220 64-Core 354 425
23.7% 354 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 84.6
2-Core 152
56% 118 Pts
4-Core 271
8-Core 378
42% 324 Pts
64-Core 395
26% 395 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 82.7
2-Core 153
56% 118 Pts
4-Core 256
8-Core 376
41% 316 Pts
64-Core 375
25% 375 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 70.4
2-Core 141
50% 106 Pts
4-Core 276
8-Core 362
42% 319 Pts
64-Core 362
24% 362 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 83.4
2-Core 148
56% 116 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 312
36% 275 Pts
64-Core 340
23% 340 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 78.1
2-Core 144
53% 111 Pts
4-Core 240
8-Core 356
38% 298 Pts
64-Core 343
23% 343 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 76.9
2-Core 149
53% 113 Pts
4-Core 228
8-Core 254
32% 241 Pts
64-Core 257
17% 257 Pts
19,169 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,933,441 CPUs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $26713 mins
Send price feedback
Typical Core i7 870 Builds (Compare 2,576 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Motherboard: Dell Studio XPS 8100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $327

Popular Core i7 870 compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your CPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2020 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 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

Added n/a ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

2 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.


Excellent

2 months ago.

sadece 3.2 ghzde rx570 ile mükemmel çalışıyor


Terrible

1 month ago.

This thing Runs most games Like a Dream. Recommended.


Good

3 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

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 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

6 months ago.

Still good for rendering, gaming


Good

5 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

16 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

17 months ago.

Bom cpu :)


Your
opinion?
1206 Processors (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different CPUs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $218Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $42
Intel Core i5-9400F $154Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $356Nvidia RTX 2060 $349Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $224
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $653SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback