Intel Core i7-870

Intel Core i7-870 Benchmark

Intel Core i7-870 Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 3 GHz 4 core Intel Core LGA 1156 CPU rating. Is the Core i7-870 good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

19 %
Average score from 2 samples
High uncertainty
630th of 1,219
123rd of 1,219
2 benchmarks

CPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this CPU in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.



19 %



31 %



15 %

Heavy Workloads


15 %

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Geekbench (multi)

Geekbench (multi)

Multi threaded benchmark

Geekbench (single)

Geekbench (single)

Single threaded benchmark


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CPU Comparison

The Intel Core i7-870 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

Intel Core i7-8550U
21 %
Intel Core i7-3612QM
19 %
Intel Core i7-870
19 %
Intel Core i7-2600S
19 %
Intel Xeon E5-2609 v2
17 %
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
16 %
Intel Core i3-6100
15 %


Clock Speed 2.93 GHz
Turbo Speed 3.6 GHz
Cores 4
Threads 8
PCIe Revision 2
PCIe Lanes 16
Socket LGA 1156
Family Core
Memory Type DDR3-1066
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 16 GiB
Release Date 2009-08-01
Supports ECC Memory No
TDP 95 W

Intel Core i7-870

The Core i7-870 is a 4 core CPU from Intel released in 2009. This chip has an average overall score at 19% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a good processor for gaming, with a score of 31%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i7-870 scores 15% and 15% respectively. Indeed, this is an average rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i7-870 has 4 cores and 8 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 2.9 GHz and a turbo speed of 3.6 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow.

As for memory, the Core i7-870 makes use of DDR3-1066 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 16 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is not supported on this processor.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 2. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 16 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i7-870 CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 95 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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