Intel Pentium G870: specs and benchmarks

Intel Pentium G870

Summary

Intel started Pentium G870 sales on June 2012 at a recommended price of $97. This is Sandy Bridge architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.10 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCLGA1155 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt. It supports DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 8.85 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

General info

Of Pentium G870 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
9.53
 
Type
Desktop
 
Achitecture codename
Sandy Bridge
 
Release date
June 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$97
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)
Price now
$87
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Pentium G870's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Pentium G870's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
2
 
Number of threads
2
 
Maximum frequency
3.1 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
L3 cache
3 MB (shared)
 
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
of 7 (Ryzen 3 3300)
Die size
131 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
69 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
504 million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Pentium G870 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
FCLGA1155
 
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
of 1055 (Core i9-10900KF)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium G870. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
-
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
-
 
Hyper-Threading
-
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Flex Memory Access
+
 
FDI
+
 
Fast Memory Access
+
 

Security technologies

Pentium G870 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium G870 are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium G870.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
21 GB / s
 

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Pentium G870.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD (Sandy Bridge)
 
Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
Clear Video HD
-
 
InTru 3D
-
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium G870's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
2
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Pentium G870's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pentium G870. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

8.85

Passmark

2816

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Pentium G870 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Pentium G870 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium G870 from AMD is Athlon II X4 610e, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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