Intel Core i7-920: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i7-920

Summary

Intel started Core i7-920 sales on November 2008 at a recommended price of $340. This is Bloomfield 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 2.93 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCLGA1366 processor with a TDP of 130 Watt. It supports DDR3-800, DDR3-1066 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 15.31 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

General info

Of Core i7-920 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
6.03
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
Core i7 (Desktop)
 
Achitecture codename
Bloomfield
 
Release date
November 2008
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$340
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)
Price now
$240
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i7-920's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-920's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
4
 
Number of threads
8
 
Maximum frequency
2.93 GHz
 
of 5
FSB
1333 MHz
 
of 6400 (Core i7-990X EE)
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
263 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
68 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
731 million
 
of 19200
64 bit support
+
 
VID voltage range
0.8V-1.375V
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-920 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
FCLGA1366
 
Power consumption (TDP)
130 Watt
 
of 1055 (Core i9-10900KF)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-920. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.2
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
1.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Demand Based Switching
-
 
PAE
36 Bit
 

Security technologies

Core i7-920 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-920 are enumerated here.
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-920.
Supported memory types
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066
 
Maximum memory size
24 GB
 
Max memory channels
3
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-920. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

15.31

3DMark06 CPU

4728

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

3874

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

15576

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

4.8

Passmark

4914

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

3970

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i7-920 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-920 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-920 from AMD is A8-7650K, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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