Official launch of the Core i7 microprocessor family in November 2008 included first three members of the family - i7-920, i7-940 and i7-965 Extreme Edition. The slowest from these three processors, and so far the slowest from the whole i7-9xx lineup, is the Core i7-920. Despite of its relatively low core frequency, "just" 2.67 GHz, the i7-920 performs as good of better than Core 2 Quad Q9650
, the fastest Core 2 Quad microprocessor running at 3 GHz. Thanks to HyperThreading feature, Core i7-920's advantage is especially impressive in heavy multi-threaded media applications - in some applications the Core i7 processor is up to 35% faster than the Q9650. Performance of the i7-920 in games is less impressive. Depending on the game, the CPU may be faster or slower than the Q9650 by up to 10%, and on average it performs on a par with the Q9650.
Intel Core i7-920 specifications
|Type||CPU / Microprocessor|
|Family||Intel Core i7|
|Model number ? ||i7-920|
|CPU part numbers||AT80601000741AA is an OEM/tray microprocessor|
BX80601920 is a boxed processor (English version)
BXC80601920 is a boxed processor (Chinese version)
|Frequency ? ||2667 MHz|
|Turbo frequency||2933 MHz (1 core)|
2800 MHz (2 cores or more)
|Bus speed ? ||4.8 GT/s QPI (2400 MHz)|
|Package||1366-land Flip-Chip Land Grid Array (FC-LGA8)|
|Socket||Socket 1366 / B / LGA1366|
|Weight||1.2oz / 33.2g|
|Introduction date||Nov 17, 2008|
|Price at introduction||$284|
|BX80601920|| || ||+||+|
|BXC80601920|| || ||+||+|
|Architecture / Microarchitecture|
|Processor core ? ||Bloomfield|
|Core steppings ? ||C0 (SLBCH)|
D0 (Q1H7, SLBEJ)
106A5 (Q1H7, SLBEJ)
|Manufacturing process||0.045 micron Hi-k metal gate technology|
731 million transistors
|Data width||64 bit|
|The number of cores||4|
|The number of threads||8|
|Floating Point Unit||Integrated|
|Level 1 cache size ? ||4 x 32 KB instruction caches|
4 x 32 KB data caches
|Level 2 cache size ? ||4 x 256 KB|
|Level 3 cache size||Inclusive shared 8 MB cache|
- MMX instructions
- SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
- SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
- SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
- SSSE3 / Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
- SSE4 / SSE4.1 + SSE4.2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 4 ?
- EM64T / Extended Memory 64 technology / Intel 64 ?
- HT / Hyper-Threading technology ?
- TBT / Turbo Boost technology ?
- VT / Virtualization technology ?
- NX / XD / Execute disable bit ?
|Low power features|
- Thread C1, C3 and C6 states
- Core C1, C3 and C6 states
- Package C3 and C6 states
- Enhanced SpeedStep technology ?
|Integrated peripherals / components|
- The number of controllers: 1
Memory channels: 3
Supported memory: DDR3-800, DDR3-1066
|Other peripherals||Quick Path Interconnect|
|Electrical / Thermal parameters|
|V core ? ||0.8V - 1.375V|
|Minimum/Maximum operating temperature ? ||5°C - 67.9°C|
|Minimum/Maximum power dissipation ? ||15 Watt (TDP in C6 state) / 230.14 Watt|
|Thermal Design Power ? ||130 Watt|
Detailed side-by-side comparison
Q: I have an Intel Core i7-920 CPU. Can I upgrade it?
A: Probably yes. Processor compatibility is determined by your motherboard. Please see CPU-Upgrade.com website for CPU support list for your board.
Core i7-920 Overclocking
Sorry, overclocking information is not available at this time.