- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 17.8 x 20.3 cm ; 386 g
- Shipping Weight: 386 g
- Item model number: BX80605I7870
- ASIN: B002KQ5KEI
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Oct. 17 2009
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #154,994 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Intel Core i7-870 Processor 2.93 GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1156
- Maximize speed for demanding applications with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, which accelerates processor clock speed up to 20-Percent to match your workload
- Multitask up to 28-Percent faster, so you can do more things at once
- Enjoy incredibly fast computing with fewer frustrating lags
- Unleash an amazing digital media experience with up to 37-Percent faster conversion of video, 15-Percent faster photo editing
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Amazon.ca Product Description
Core i7 - 870 - 2.93 GHz - Socket 1156 - L3 cache - 8 MB
From the Manufacturer
The Intel Core i7-870 processor combines the power of four 2.93 GHz computing cores into a single processor, guaranteeing enough processing power for the most demanding applications. With 8 MB of smart cache, the Core i7-870 processor ensures that you get maximum responsiveness from your system, even when several intensive programs run simultaneously. Compatible with motherboards based on the Intel X58 Express chipset, the Core i7-870 processor takes your computing and gaming experience to the next level.
With four cores in one processor, users will experience better multitasking and multithreaded performance.
The Intel Core i7-870 processor delivers outstanding performance for demanding tasks. View larger.
With the Intel Core i7-870 processor, Intel engineers have introduced a radical new style of architecture. They replaced the front side bus -- a longtime staple of processor design -- with a new interconnect technology called Direct Media Interface (DMI). Using DMI, the Core i7-870 processor achieves superior levels of bandwidth, and can use its four computing cores to their maximum potential.
To put it simply, users will enjoy faster and more streamlined processing than ever before. Your computer will handle multiple projects and applications without the slowdown you'd experience with a lesser processor.
Extremely intensive programs like high-definition media editors will run more smoothly and responsively. And you'll be able to experience next-generation games without frame rate hiccups and slowdown.
New Technologies Boost Performance
The Intel Core i7-870 processor also makes use of several other cutting-edge technologies:
- Turbo Boost Technology allows the processor to run up to 133 MHz faster when it's operating below power/thermal limits.
- Hyper-threading Technology enables more efficient use of processor resources, making the most of highly threaded software like media players and next-generation games.
- Smart Cache Memory increases available RAM resources, leading to less lag while multi-tasking.
Whether editing high-definition videos, touching up family photos, or splicing up music, the Intel Core i7-870 processor provides the processing power needed. The processor's four cores are optimized to keep up with the most advanced digital editing software. It also accelerates DVD encoding and compression, allowing you to easily share your HD home videos with everyone.
With the advent of next-generation games, PC gaming is more immersive than ever. The latest games are taking advantage of multi-threaded programming, allowing for more realistic graphics, physics, and artificial intelligence (AI). But you'll need more than just a good graphics card with high GPU output to fully experience all these effects. Underlying the visual realism and advanced AI scripts are thousands of high-speed calculations that your CPU must process.
Fortunately, the Intel Core i7-870 processor was specifically designed to handle these calculations. Using multi-thread architecture, it has the ability to process thousands of graphical characteristics at once, resulting in a smooth and lag-free experience. Intel worked closely with CryTek -- the developers of the advanced game engine behind such games as Crysis and Far Cry -- to guarantee that gamers have an immersive and lifelike experience.
The Intel Core i7-870 processor is backed by a three-year limited warranty.
|Intel Core i7-800 and Core i5-700 Processor Series|
|Core i7-870 Processor||Core i7-860 Processor||Core i5-750 Processor|
|Processor Frequency||2.93 GHz||2.80 GHz||2.66 GHz|
|Intel Smart Cache||8 MB||8 MB||8 MB|
|Intel Turbo Boost Technology||Single-core performance up to 3.6 GHz||Single-core performance up to 3.46 GHz||Single-core performance up to 3.2 GHz|
|Number of Simultaneous Threads||8 (With Intel HT Technology)||8 (With Intel HT Technology)||4|
|Processor Integrated Memory Controller||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Number of Memory Channels||2 (DDR3 1333 MHz)||2 (DDR3 1333 MHz)||2 (DDR3 1333 MHz)|
|Intel P55 Chipset Motherboards||DP55KG, DP55SB, DP55WG, DP55WB||DP55KG, DP55SB, DP55WG, DP55WB||DP55KG, DP55SB, DP55WG, DP55WB|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
If you are looking for an inexpensive yet effective CPU and board cooler that is compatible with this CPU as well as most other popular ones, may I suggest the Cooler Master GeminII S Copper Base Aluminum Fins 5 Heatpipes CPU Cooler? I didn't want to use the stock CPU fan that comes with this chip, and the prices of some of the other coolers were killing me. The Cooler Master GeminII S was a great price and works very well.
Highly recommended part.