Intel Core i7-920: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i7-920

Summary

Intel started Intel 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 FCLGA1366 processor with a TDP of 130 Watt. It supports DDR3-800, DDR3-1066 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 10.37 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.

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)
5.87
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
Core i7 (Desktop)
 
Achitecture codename
Bloomfield
 
Release date
on November 2008
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$340
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)
Price now
$250
 
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 (FX-9590)
Bus support
1333 MHz
 
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
of 32768 (EPYC 7702)
L3 cache
8 MB (shared)
 
of 256 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
Die size
263 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
68 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
731 million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
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
 
Socket
FCLGA1366
 
Power consumption (TDP)
130 Watt
 

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
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

10.37

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 Athlon 200GE, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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