Intel Core i7-870S: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i7-870S

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i7-870S sales on July 2010. 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 3.60 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is LGA1156 processor with a TDP of 82 Watt. It supports DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 10.11 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X.

General info

Of Core i7-870S processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Desktop
 
Achitecture codename
Lynnfield
 
Release date
on July 2010
 

Technical specs

Core i7-870S's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-870S's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
4
 
Number of threads
8
 
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
of 896 (Core i9-7940X)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
of 8192 (FX-8350)
L3 cache
8 MB (shared)
 
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
Die size
296 mm2
 
Transistor count
774 million
 
of 19200 (EPYC 7551P)
64 bit support
+
 
VID voltage range
0.65V-1.4V
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-870S 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
 
Socket
LGA1156
 
Power consumption (TDP)
82 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-870S. 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 i7-870S technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-870S are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-870S.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
Maximum memory size
16 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
21 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i7-870S's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-870S. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

10.11

Passmark

4849

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i7-870S is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-870S performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-870S from AMD is FX-4170, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

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