Average Bench: 48% (384th of 1206)

Based on 21,916 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: 48% 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 51.9% 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 76.8Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 147Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 870 is 22.1%. 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 353Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 349Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,916 samples)
Min Avg Max
54 1-Core 76.8 86.1
101 2-Core 147 167
53% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
165 4-Core 252 307
215 8-Core 349 402
39.1% 301 Pts
Min Avg Max
231 64-Core 353 402
23.7% 353 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 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 85
2-Core 163
59% 124 Pts
4-Core 288
8-Core 358
43% 323 Pts
64-Core 363
24% 363 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
1-Core 84
2-Core 162
58% 123 Pts
4-Core 286
8-Core 390
44% 338 Pts
64-Core 395
26% 395 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 80.4
2-Core 155
56% 118 Pts
4-Core 298
8-Core 366
44% 332 Pts
64-Core 367
25% 367 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
1-Core 83.4
2-Core 156
57% 120 Pts
4-Core 285
8-Core 382
44% 333 Pts
64-Core 383
26% 383 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
1-Core 83.6
2-Core 163
58% 123 Pts
4-Core 253
8-Core 381
41% 317 Pts
64-Core 379
25% 379 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 73
2-Core 141
51% 107 Pts
4-Core 279
8-Core 359
42% 319 Pts
64-Core 359
24% 359 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 82.2
2-Core 143
54% 112 Pts
4-Core 249
8-Core 389
41% 319 Pts
64-Core 399
27% 399 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 76.7
2-Core 153
54% 115 Pts
4-Core 251
8-Core 377
40% 314 Pts
64-Core 376
25% 376 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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 Prices

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Typical Core i7 870 Builds (Compare 2,441 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 17%
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Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
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Motherboard: Dell Studio XPS 8100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $252

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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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1 month 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.


Excellent

1 month ago.

sadece 3.2 ghzde rx570 ile mükemmel çalışıyor


Terrible

6 days ago.

This thing Runs most games Like a Dream. Recommended.


Good

2 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

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 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

5 months ago.

Still good for rendering, gaming


Good

4 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

15 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

16 months ago.

Bom cpu :)


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