Intel Core i7-860 vs Core i5-2400S

Intel Core i7-860
Intel Core i5-2400S

General info

Comparing Core i7-860 and Core i5-2400S processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
4.63
 
8.38
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Achitecture codename
Lynnfield
 
Sandy Bridge
Release date
September 2009
 
January 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
$229
 
$141
Price now
$324
 
$178

Technical specs

Core i7-860 and Core i5-2400S 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 and Core i5-2400S performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
8
 
4
Maximum frequency
3.46 GHz
 
3.3 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
64 KB (per core)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
256 KB (per core)
L3 cache
8 MB (shared)
 
6144 KB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
296 mm2
 
216 mm2
Maximum core temperature
73 °C
 
69 °C
Transistor count
774 million
 
1160 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
0.65V-1.4V
 
n/d

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-860 and Core i5-2400S 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
 
1
Socket
LGA1156
 
LGA1155
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-860 and Core i5-2400S. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.2
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
AES-NI
-
 
+
AVX
-
 
+
vPro
+
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost
1.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
-
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
n/d
 
+
Demand Based Switching
-
 
n/d
PAE
36 Bit
 
n/d
FDI
n/d
 
+
Fast Memory Access
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

Core i7-860 and Core i5-2400S technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
+
EDB
+
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-860 and Core i5-2400S are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-860 and Core i5-2400S.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Maximum memory size
16 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
21 GB / s
 
21 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i7-860 and Core i5-2400S.
Integrated graphics
n/d
 
Intel HD 2000
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video HD
n/d
 
+
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
1.1 GHz
InTru 3D
n/d
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-860 and Core i5-2400S integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
n/d
 
2

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-860 and Core i5-2400S.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-860 and Core i5-2400S. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i7-860 10.47 +0.6%
i5-2400S 10.41

Passmark

i7-860 5020 +0.6%
i5-2400S 4991

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-860 and Core i5-2400S. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
3.6 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-860 and Core i5-2400S are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-860

0.6% faster in synthetic tests

Advantages of Intel Core i5-2400S

Cheaper ($141 vs $229)
Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 45 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 95 watts)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
AES-NI save
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo

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