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Intel Core i7-870 (BX80605I7870)

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Overall 9
Value for money 8
Performance 10
Construction 9
Functionality 10

Intel Core i7-870 Processor BX80605I7870

Benchmark Reviews
12 October 2009
  • Conclusion: 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 several benchmarks. Without a doubt, this is the Nehalem-level performance Intel promised. As with all of our systems, we also tested the Core i7-870 for stability and construction quality.
  • Pros: Incredible Performance, Turbo Boost Technology, Hyper-Threading Technology, Low Power Consumption, DDR3-1333 Support, 8 MB Shared Cache
  • Cons: Requires New LGA 1156 Motherboard, Premium Price
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Overall 9
Performance 9
Price 8

Intel Core i7-870 Lynnfield Processor

8 September 2009
  • Conclusion: With AMD rapidly gaining ground on Intel, the pressure was on for them to keep the gap instilled by the Core2 series. The phenomenal success of the Core range has seen Intel race away from it's major competitor and despite AMD clawing some ground back recently, Intel have once again come up trumps with a revised CPU that will keep the hounds from the door and add yet another nail to the green coffin of AMD.
  • Cons: Confusing name
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