First Intel Core i7 870 benchmarks are up

Posted on Monday, Aug 24 2009 @ 11:46 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Bright Side of News reports the first benchmark results of Intel's Lynnfield processors are now showing up online as Intel Taiwan silently gave the channel the go ahead to start selling Core i5 700 and Core i7 800 series processors more than a month ahead of anyone else in the world.
Highest validated clock was 5.103 MHz [so called "CPU-Z suicide shot"], but benchmark scores were posted with as high as 5.006 MHz - SuperPi 32M calculation completed in 7 minutes, 31 seconds and 220 milliseconds.

What was impressive seeing Core i7-870 at 4.2 GHz smashing the 30,000 marks barrier in PCMark 2005 [30,045 PCmarks]. All in all, it looks like Intel's Performance team will have a lot to celebrate once that Lynnfield-based Core i5 and i7 finally make a legal appearance in stores.

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