Intel Core i7-860: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i7-860

Summary

Intel started Core i7-860 sales on September 2009 at a recommended price of $229. This is Lynnfield architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 45 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.46 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a LGA1156 processor with a TDP of 95 Watt. It supports DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 15.57 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

General info

Of Core i7-860 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
5.16
 
Type
Desktop
 
Achitecture codename
Lynnfield
 
Release date
September 2009
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$229
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)
Price now
$285
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i7-860's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-860's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
4
 
Number of threads
8
 
Maximum frequency
3.46 GHz
 
of 5
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
of 768
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
of 16384
L3 cache
8192 KB (shared)
 
of 65536
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
of 7
Die size
296 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
73 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
774 million
 
of 19200
64 bit support
+
 
VID voltage range
0.65V-1.4V
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-860 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
of 8
Socket
LGA1156
 
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 
of 1055 (Core i9-10900KF)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-860. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.2
 
vPro
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
1.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Demand Based Switching
-
 
PAE
36 Bit
 

Security technologies

Core i7-860 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-860 are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-860.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
Maximum memory size
16 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
21 GB / s
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i7-860's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-860. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

15.57

Passmark

4998

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

4280

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i7-860 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-860 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-860 from AMD is A8-9600, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

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