Average Bench: 68% (328th of 1265)

Based on 25,214 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106E5, 0FABFBFF000106E5 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 58%Average: 68% Great: 74%
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7 870 averaged 32.0% 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 90.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 77Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 870 is just 16.3%. 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 348Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,214 samples)
Min Avg Max
81 Memory 90.7 95.5
61.9 1-Core 77 86.1
110 2-Core 146 167
65.5% 105 Pts
Min Avg Max
178 4-Core 249 304
233 8-Core 348 397
38.8% 299 Pts
Min Avg Max
225 64-Core 350 404
23.5% 350 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.8
1-Core 85.2
2-Core 172
72% 118 Pts
4-Core 299
8-Core 427
47% 363 Pts
64-Core 422
28% 422 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.2
1-Core 84.6
2-Core 161
71% 114 Pts
4-Core 294
8-Core 452
48% 373 Pts
64-Core 470
32% 470 Pts
LGA 1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.4
1-Core 82.2
2-Core 140
67% 105 Pts
4-Core 257
8-Core 362
40% 309 Pts
64-Core 364
24% 364 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
Memory 92.5
1-Core 78.1
2-Core 155
68% 109 Pts
4-Core 259
8-Core 361
40% 310 Pts
64-Core 362
24% 362 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.1
1-Core 84.2
2-Core 163
69% 113 Pts
4-Core 254
8-Core 371
40% 312 Pts
64-Core 380
26% 380 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.3
1-Core 82.3
2-Core 158
69% 112 Pts
4-Core 217
8-Core 330
35% 274 Pts
64-Core 353
24% 353 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.7
1-Core 86.5
2-Core 149
69% 110 Pts
4-Core 210
8-Core 218
29% 214 Pts
64-Core 207
14% 207 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.4
1-Core 71.4
2-Core 135
62% 98.3 Pts
4-Core 220
8-Core 295
34% 257 Pts
64-Core 325
22% 325 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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 Prices

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Typical Core i7 870 Builds (Compare 19,655 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $328

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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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29 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.


Terrible

9 months ago.

This thing Runs most games Like a Dream. Recommended.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Intel Core i7-870 (2.93 GHz) has same performances as Core i7-880 (3.06 GHz). And it absolutely does not heat up. So why do you want to buy the fastest processor on paper, other than spending money unnecessarily ?? In addition you are very likely now to come across an "Engineering Sample" processor, and not a "Production" processor.........


Poor

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

21 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 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

14 months ago.

Still good for rendering, gaming


Poor

3 months ago.

can only tend to do one thing at a time for example running a game at 200fps alg but as soon as i start playing music or streaming it crapps out and frops below 60


Good

14 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

2 years 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

2 years ago.

Bom cpu :)


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