Intel Core i7-870S Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-870S has 4 cores with 8 threads and is based on the 1. gen of the Intel Core i7 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 1156 socket and was released in Q2/2010. The Intel Core i7-870S scores 565 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 2,034 points.
Intel Core i7-870S

At a glance

Name: Intel Core i7-870S
Family: Intel Core i7 (298)
CPU group: Intel Core i7 800 (6)
Architecture: Lynnfield
Technology: 45 nm
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 1
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i7-870S has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i7-870S is 2.66 GHz (3.60 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 4 / 8
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 4x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.66 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.60 GHz
Turbo Frequency (4 Cores): --

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 16 GB memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 21.3 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR3-1333
21.3 GB/s
Max. Memory: 16 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 2.0 x 16
PCIe Bandwidth: 8.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 82 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 82 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The Intel Core i7-870S is made in 45 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 9.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 45 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 1156
L2-Cache: 1.00 MB
L3-Cache: 8.00 MB
AES-NI: No
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Release date: Q2/2010
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i7-870S have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-2637M Intel Core i7-2637M
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
567
Intel Core i5-3337U Intel Core i5-3337U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
566
Intel Core i7-3689Y Intel Core i7-3689Y
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
566
Intel Core i7-870S Intel Core i7-870S
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
565
Intel Core i7-875K Intel Core i7-875K
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
565
Intel Core i3-4330TE Intel Core i3-4330TE
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
565
Intel Core i5-655K Intel Core i5-655K
2C 4T @ 3.46 GHz
564

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-860 Intel Core i7-860
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
2039
AMD Ryzen 3 5125C AMD Ryzen 3 5125C
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
2036
Intel Pentium Gold G6400E Intel Pentium Gold G6400E
2C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
2036
Intel Core i7-870S Intel Core i7-870S
4C 8T @ 2.66 GHz
2034
Intel Celeron J6413 Intel Celeron J6413
4C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
2030
Intel Pentium G4560 Intel Pentium G4560
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
2027
Intel Core i7-2710QE Intel Core i7-2710QE
4C 8T @ 2.10 GHz
2026

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Pentium 3560M Intel Pentium 3560M
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
478
Intel Pentium N6211 Intel Pentium N6211
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
474
Intel Pentium N6415 Intel Pentium N6415
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
474
Intel Core i7-870S Intel Core i7-870S
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
472
Intel Core i7-875K Intel Core i7-875K
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
472
MediaTek Helio P90 MediaTek Helio P90
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
470
Intel Core i3-540 Intel Core i3-540
2C 4T @ 3.06 GHz
470

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Pentium G3258 Intel Pentium G3258
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
1396
HiSilicon Kirin 960 HiSilicon Kirin 960
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
1393
UNISOC T700 UNISOC T700
8C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
1392
Intel Core i7-870S Intel Core i7-870S
4C 8T @ 2.66 GHz
1391
Intel Core i5-8200Y Intel Core i5-8200Y
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
1390
Intel Core i3-5010U Intel Core i3-5010U
2C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
1380
Intel Processor N50 Intel Processor N50
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
1376

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i7-3520M Intel Core i7-3520M
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
2862
AMD A8-7150B AMD A8-7150B
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
2855
Intel Core i5-3360M Intel Core i5-3360M
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
2845
Intel Core i7-870S Intel Core i7-870S
4C 8T @ 2.66 GHz
2842
Intel Core i5-4278U Intel Core i5-4278U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
2839
AMD A8-6500 AMD A8-6500
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
2833
AMD Athlon II X4 750K AMD Athlon II X4 750K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
2832

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