Intel Core i7 870 2.93GHz Socket 1156

  • Intel Core i7 870 2.93GHz Socket 1156
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Based on 23 scores, 68 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    14
  • Good:
    0
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Affordable.
  • Lower Thermal Output.
  • Turbo Technology.

Cons:

  • Different CPU cooler Needed.
  • Requires New LGA 1156 Motherboard.

Expert reviews and ratings

By ImpulseGamer on 88

Intel continue their dominance in the CPU industry with two new CPU's, the Intel Core i5 570 and Intel Core i7 870. Moving away from just raw GHz power, Intel continue to maximise their CPU's and unlike their previous Core releases, these two...

By Techworld on -

A significant price drop with a minor performance loss against Intel's top-line CPU makes this 45-nanometer, quad-core model an excellent...

By ITP.net on 100

If you’ve got heavy performance demands and have cash to spare the Core i7 870 is a monster that’s ready to serve....

By DigitalVersus on 100

Intel's Range The Core i7 800 series was introduced in September 2009 with two models: the 860 and the 870. Both are quad-core CPUs with hyper-threading (see main text) as wel as a Turbo mode, which increases their basic frequency by 266, 533 or 666...

By The Inquirer on -

The arrival of less expensive socket LGA1156 Intel Core i5 and i7 chips changed that a bit. They are cheaper, but slightly slower than the top level Intel 975XE CPU. The system cost is also about on a par with the AMD top CPU bins. Yet, trying to put...

By Techgage on -

When Nehalem launched, we received processors that were more powerful than anything we used before, and the brand-new architecture was a lot of fun to experiment with. But as I said before, there were a few reasons why people either chose to go with...

By TweakNews on -

In my opinion, the new Lynnfield Core i7 processors are a very good step in the right direction. Through testing and benchmarking, when compared to a Nehalem system, the new Intel i7-870 packs a lot of punch for the dollar. Performance differences...

By Tech2 on 100

Lynnfield has one more surprise in store: Windows 7 is tweaked to work with its multiple cores and threads. Core Parking is a new technique to not only help applications make better use of available threads, but also prevent apps from jumping between...

By The Inquirer on 90

Not bad at all, but how will it perform when tuned up, compared to its cheaper relative, the i5? Well, I used exactly the same setup this time too, except that I slightly tweaked the DRAM timing to CL7-7-7 at DDR3-1600, which Kingston DIMMs do...

By Fudzilla on -

Diesen Artikel gibt es auch auf englisch.Letzte Woche haben wir den i5-750 getestet, ein gutes Angebot für den Desktop-Markt. Der i5 wird sich sicher durchsetzen, bei der i7-800er Serie darf das bewezifelt werden. Aus Gründen, die nur Intel...

By Fudzilla on -

For some reason Intel thinks we need an i7-870. The i7-950 is priced equally so you can choose if you take either an dual-channel or triple-channel board. The naming scheme will confuse customers while performance is on par.The i7-870 is priced...

By iXBT Labs on -

So, the new platform has been launched. Is it successful? Yes, more than somewhat. If Core i7 for LGA1366 hadnt spoiled the triumph, we could have compared this situation with the transition from NetBurst to Core 2: when new Mid-End processors were...

By ComputerPowerUser on 60

But does that mean the Core i7-870 is worth its price tag? Power users with the chops for overclocking will find better value in the lone Core i5 model, which doesn’t feature Hyper-Threading but should scale up to 4GHz. At under $200, the Core i5-750 is...

By RegHardware on 70

We were deeply impressed by the performance and low power requirement of Lynnfield and feel confident that the Core i7-860 - the now-announced slightly slower (2.80-3.46GHz) sibling of the i7-870 we tested - will be the processor of choice through to...

By Trusted Reviews on 60

Intel has been sitting pretty as the producer of the fastest CPUs in the world ever since it launched Core 2 back in mid 2006. No matter what AMD has done to catch up, Intel has always been one step ahead, leaving AMD to compete on value alone....

By Benchmark Reviews on 93

The Core i7-870 represents the best Lynnfield currently has to offer. Needless to say, my expectations were quite high. When it comes to performance, though Intel delivered. The i7-870 consistently topped the charts, even outpacing the Core i7-920 in...

By Tom's Hardware on -

I’ll be honest—when I first got my hands on a pre-production Core i5 three months ago, the processor took me by surprise, even with an artificial cap of 2.8 GHz on its Turbo Boost functionality. That was before final specs or pricing was...

By PC Pro on 67

A fast processor, but the price is preposterous...

By Ocaholic on -

With the new Lynnfield CPU Intel presents a very interesting new product line. Only the Core i7 870 CPU comes with a rather high price tag. For example with an i7 860 CPU it is possible to configure a system where the base components as CPU, mainboard...

By Legit Reviews on -

That being said we are surprised that the Intel Core i7-870 easily defeated the Intel Core i7-920 and Core i7-940 in the vast majority of the benchmarks. It has been rumored that Intel was going to quit...