Average Bench: 67.7% (371st of 1323)

Based on 35,221 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106E5, 0FABFBFF000106E5 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 57%Average: 67.7% 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 32.2% 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 89.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 77.1Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 870 is just 16.4%. 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 352Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,221 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.1 Memory 89.9 95.3
58.6 1-Core 77.1 86
110 2-Core 147 166
65.3% 105 Pts
Min Avg Max
174 4-Core 250 302
234 8-Core 352 403
39% 301 Pts
Min Avg Max
233 64-Core 354 400
23.8% 354 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.7
1-Core 86.7
2-Core 167
71% 116 Pts
4-Core 311
8-Core 397
47% 354 Pts
64-Core 397
27% 397 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
Memory 93.5
1-Core 82.3
2-Core 137
67% 104 Pts
4-Core 284
8-Core 358
42% 321 Pts
64-Core 378
25% 378 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.3
1-Core 81.6
2-Core 156
67% 109 Pts
4-Core 277
8-Core 398
44% 337 Pts
64-Core 394
26% 394 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.4
1-Core 80.3
2-Core 161
68% 110 Pts
4-Core 266
8-Core 417
44% 342 Pts
64-Core 425
28% 425 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.6
1-Core 79.9
2-Core 156
67% 108 Pts
4-Core 248
8-Core 315
37% 281 Pts
64-Core 296
20% 296 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.7
1-Core 70.2
2-Core 134
64% 99.2 Pts
4-Core 208
8-Core 263
31% 235 Pts
64-Core 291
20% 291 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.2
1-Core 62.2
2-Core 122
60% 92.3 Pts
4-Core 167
8-Core 220
25% 194 Pts
64-Core 230
16% 230 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.6
1-Core 57.4
2-Core 66.2
52% 72.4 Pts
4-Core 82.6
8-Core 393
26% 238 Pts
64-Core 398
27% 398 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,527,544 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i7 870 Builds (Compare 44,322 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $217

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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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5 months 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

7 months ago.

Its slower than an Intel Core i5-3470?


Excellent

6 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

18 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.

Have one overclocked my i7-870 at 3,8Ghz and still plays high and very high with almost games with my GTX 1060 6GB at 1080p


Good

1 month 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

2 years ago.

Still good for rendering, gaming


Poor

18 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


Average

10 months ago.

new totodan cpu


Good

2 years 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

3 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

3 years ago.

Bom cpu :)


Good

2 month ago.

Not bad! I have that in my PC. It can run most MIDI's with 100,000 notes per second!


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