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The Intel Core i7-860 processor is the midrange iteration of Intel's flagship i7 family. It combines the power of four 2.80 GHz computing cores into a single processor, guaranteeing enough processing power for the most demanding applications. With 8 MB of smart cache, the Core i7-860 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 i7-860 processor takes your computing and gaming experience to the next level.
| Intel Core i7-860 Processor features:|
- Four 2.80 GHz cores for better multitasking and multithreaded performance.
- 8 MB of smart cache.
- Integrated memory controller delivers higher memory bandwidth.
- Turbo Boost Technology allows for extra processing speed.
With four cores in one processor, users will experience better multitasking and multithreaded performance.
Powerful New Microarchitecture Eliminates Slowdown
The Intel Core i7-860 processor delivers outstanding performance for demanding tasks. View larger.
With the Intel Core i7-860 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 i7-860 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 slowdowns.
New Technologies Boost Performance
The Intel Core i7-860 processor also makes use of several other cutting-edge technologies:
Media Editing and Sharing Easier than Ever
- 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 i7-860 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.
Unparalleled Gaming Performance
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 i7-860 processor is 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 i7-860 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 |
|Socket ||LGA1156 ||LGA1156 ||LGA1156 |
Specifications: Mfr Part Number: BX80605I7860, Process Type: Intel Core i7 Processor i7-860, Frequency: 2.80 GHz, Bus Speed: 2.5 GT/s, Cache: 8 MB, Process: 45 nm, Socket: LGA 1156, Power Consumption: 95 W, Package: Retail, This processor is a Quad Core Processor, This processor supports Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology, This processor supports Hyper-Threading Technology, This processor supports Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T), This processor supports Intel Virtualization Technology, This processor supports Enhanced Halt State (C1E), This processor supports Execute Disable Bit