Discover the Performance gain after 13 Intel Generations with our i7 870 vs i7 13700k Gaming Benchmarks to see how far we have come!
The i7 870 and the i7 13700k are two powerful processors from Intel, but they belong to different generations. This blog post will explore the performance gain achieved after 13 generations of Intel processors. The i7 870 is the first generation Intel Core i7 CPU and one of the best at that time, while the 13700k processor right now is the best-performing processor when it comes to gaming.
Both offer excellent performance and value for money, but which is the best? We have compared the two processors head-to-head to find out. After the 13th generation of processors got released, we will see in this article how much performance gain it achieved as a CPU.
By comparing the i7 870 to the more recent i7 13700k, we will examine the advancements in speed, efficiency, and overall performance. Stay tuned to discover how Intel’s processors have evolved over the years. And also, watch out for how the i7 13700k outshines its predecessor over the old Intel i7 870.
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i7 870 vs i7 13700k – Specs
Here are the details specifications of these two Intel i7 CPUs below.
|CPU vs SPECS||Core i7 870||Core i7 13700K|
|Gen||Lynnfield||Raptor Lake S|
|Base Frequency||2.933 GHz||3.4 GHz|
|Boost Frequency||3.6 GHz||5.4 GHz|
|Integrated Graphics||N/A||Intel UHD Graphics 770|
|Multiplier||22x Locked||34x Unlocked|
|Base Clock||133 MHz||100 MHz|
|Memory Support||DDR3 Dual Channel||DDR4 & DDR5 Dual Channel|
|PCIe Express||Gen 2, 16 Lanes||Gen 5, 20 Lanes|
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Core i7 870 vs Core i7 13700k – Test Setup Details
Here are the details of the test setup we used to experiment with these two Core i7 Intel CPUs. As the generation gap is too long, some compatibility issues will arise. We made a separate system fully compatible with both CPUs so that they can now deliver 100% performance without any bottleneck.
i7 870 vs i7 13700k – System Specifications
Here is the test setup we are using to test out both CPUs.
System Setup For Intel Core i7 870 CPU
|Mainboard||ASRock H55 Pro|
|Memory||OWC 16GB PC3 DDR3 1866 MHz SDRAM|
System Setup For Intel Core i7 13700k
|Mainboard||ASUS ROG Strix Z790-E Gaming|
|Memory||G.Skill Trident Z5 32GB DDR5 RGB 6000 MHz RGB|
Common things for both System
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master ML 360 Pro|
|GPU||Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 24GB|
|Storage||Samsung 970 EVO M.2 2280 1TB|
|PSU||EVGA 1200W Gold Certified Fully Modular|
1st Gen i7 Vs 13th Gen i7 – Gaming FPS Benchmark Outcomes
Here are the detailed performance results we have achieved after comparing both of them head to head.
|GAME vs CPU||i7 870 Performance||i7 870 Processor Temps.||i7 13700K Performance||i7 13700k Processor Temps.|
|Cyberpunk 2077||44 FPS||61 °C||71 FPS||45 °C|
|Marvel’s Spiderman||46 FPS||66 °C||68 FPS||48 °C|
|Forza Horizon 5||113 FPS||62 °C||162 FPS||45 °C|
|Hogwarts Legacy||32 FPS||54 °C||51 FPS||44 °C|
|The Last of US Part I||82 FPS||64 °C||130 FPS||49 °C|
|Hitman 3||127 FPS||59 °C||210 FPS||47 °C|
|Microsoft Flight Simulator||40 FPS||61 °C||62 FPS||44 °C|
|The Witcher 3||36 FPS||64 °C||59 FPS||46 °C|
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Intel Core i7 870 & Core i7 13700K – Final Verdict
The performance gain experiment of i7 870 vs i7 13700k is very remarkable. The Core i7 13700K has sometimes gained over 100% performance in every game with the same and compatible system hardware. Also, when the game graphics settings were maxed out, the latest 13th-generation CPU delivered the best performance without any performance drops.
On the other hand, the older Gen i7 870 has also delivered its best performance as per its specifications. It was pretty evident that the i7 870 was suffering to keep up with the modern-day apps and games, but still, in most games, it delivered over 30 fps and sometimes reached over 60fps and 100fps.
So this was all about the experiment of i7 870 vs i7 13700k, Performance Gain after 13 Intel Generations. Let us know in the comments below if you think we have missed anything.
That’s all, Folks!
Alapan, Editor at Xombied and Techuda, is a biomechanical Engineer education-wise. But he wanted to go ahead with his life and pursue his career as both Gaming and Tech Reviewer. He is occasionally invited to host, plan and execute Gaming events with multiple brands. Apart from gaming, he loves playing guitar and singing along to the music.