Intel Core i7-920: specs and benchmarks

VS
Price now 190$
Games supported 73%
Intel Core i7-920
Intel Core i7-920
Buy
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2008
Performance 2.76

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 2930 MHz and a locked multiplier.

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

It provides poor benchmark performance at

2.76%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Core i7-920 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1701
Value for money1.22
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesCore i7 (Desktop)
Architecture codenameBloomfield (2008−2010)
Release dateNovember 2008 (14 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$340of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$190 (0.6x MSRP)of 18995 (Xeon Platinum 8280L)
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of the processors and their cost, taking into account the cost of other processors.

  • 0
  • 50
  • 100

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)
Threads8
Base clock speed2.66 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed2.93 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)
Bus support1333 MHz
L1 cache64 KB (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache8 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography45 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size263 mm2
Maximum core temperature68 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors731 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7950X)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-920 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketFCLGA1366
Thermal design power (TDP)130 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i7-920. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.2
AES-NI-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology1.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring-
Demand Based Switching-
PAE36 Bit

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+
EDB+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-x+
EPT+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-920's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)
Maximum memory size24 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels3of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth25.6 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support-

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i7-920. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i7-920 2.76
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Physics

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

i7-920 2781

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

i7-920 477

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

i7-920 1892

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

i7-920 3874

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

i7-920 15576

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

i7-920 4728

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

i7-920 5

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

Benchmark coverage: 4%

i7-920 3970

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-920 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-920 from AMD is Athlon X4 750K, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

AMD Athlon X4 750K Athlon X4 750K
Compare

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i7-920:

AMD A8-5600K 101.45
AMD A8-6500 101.45
Intel Core i7-920 100
AMD A10-5700 98.55
AMD A6-9400 97.46

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Intel Core i7-870S Core i7 870S
Compare
Intel Core i7-860S Core i7 860S
Compare
Intel Core i7-930 Core i7 930
Compare
Intel Core i7-940 Core i7 940
Compare
Intel Core i7-860 Core i7 860
Compare
Intel Core i5-760 Core i5 760
Compare

Recommended graphics cards

These graphics cards are most commonly used with Core i7-920 according to our statistics.

User rating

Here is the rating given to the reviewed processor by our users. Let others know your opinion by rating it yourself.


3.5 192 ratings

Rate Intel Core i7-920 on a scale of 1 to 5:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Questions and comments

Here you can ask a question about Core i7-920, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.