Intel Core i7-920

Intel Core i7-920 Benchmark

Intel Core i7-920 Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 3 GHz 4 core Intel Core LGA 1366 CPU rating. Is the Core i7-920 good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

18 %
Average score from 4 samples
Medium uncertainty

Ranked 857th out of 1,335 in the CPU Database.

Overall Gaming Multitasking Heavy Workloads
18 % 30 % 15 % 14 %
Average Average Average Average

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CPU Comparison

The Intel Core i7-920 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

Intel Core i7-12700K
144 %
Intel Core i3-6157U
19 %
AMD FX-6100
18 %
Intel Core i7-920
18 %
AMD Athlon II X4 640
17 %
Intel Core i3-4160
17 %
Intel Core i3-7100U
11 %


Clock Speed 2.79 GHz
Turbo Speed 2.93 GHz
Cores 4
Threads 8
L2 Cache 8192 KiB
Socket LGA 1366
Family Core
Memory Type DDR3-1066
Memory Channels 3
Max Memory 24 GiB
Release Date 2008-11-01
Supports ECC Memory No
TDP 130 W

Intel Core i7-920

The Core i7-920 is a 4 core CPU from Intel released in 2008. This chip has an average overall score at 18% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is an average processor for gaming, with a score of 30%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i7-920 scores 15% and 14% respectively. Indeed, this is an average rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i7-920 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 2.8 GHz and a turbo speed of 2.9 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow.

As for memory, the Core i7-920 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 24 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 3 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.

In terms of cache, the Core i7-920 has 8 MiB of level 2 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i7-920 CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 130 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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