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Intel Core i7-2600K

Intel 2600K

The Intel Core i7-2600K is a high-end quad-core desktop processor of the Sandy Bridge generation. It was announced at the beginning of 2011 and was the fastest CPU of this series at that time. However it does not offer all Sandy Bridge features, as vPro, VT-d and Trusted-Execution features are deactivated.

The four processor cores are able to handle 8 threads in parallel (due to Hyperthreading) and offer a base clock rate of 3.4 GHz. Under load, the cores can be overclocked automatically to up to 3.8 GHz with sufficient cooling:

  • 3.8 GHz - 1 core load
  • 3.7 GHz - 2 cores load
  • 3.6 GHz - 3 cores load
  • 3.5 GHz - 4 cores load

As a member of the "K-familiy" the i7-2600K is easily overclockable due to the open multiplicator.

The Die also includes an graphics card called Intel HD Graphics 3000 that clocks with 850 to 1350 MHz (also due to Turbo Boost). Furthermore, an integrated dual channel memory controller is able to handle up to 32 GB of DDR3-1333.

SeriesIntel Core i7 (Desktop)
CodenameSandy Bridge
Clock Rate3400 - 3800 MHz
Level 2 Cache1024 KB
Level 3 Cache8192 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)95 Watt
Transistor Count995 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Die Size216 mm2
Max. Temperature72.6 °C
SocketLGA1155
FeaturesSSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, Turbo Boost (3.80GHz), Hyper-Threading, VT-x, AES-NI, Intel 64, Idle States, EIST, Thermal Monitoring Technologies, Intel Fast Memory Access, Intel Flex Memory Access, XD bit, open Multiplicator
GPUIntel HD Graphics 3000 (850 - 1350 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $317 U.S.
Announcement Date01/03/2011
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 2600K

Benchmarks

Octane V2 - Total Score
0% 100%
min: 7883      avg: 15416.5 (41%)     median: 15416.5 (41%)     max: 22950 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 129      avg: 129 (73%)     median: 129 (73%)     max: 129 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 613      avg: 613.5 (40%)     median: 613.5 (40%)     max: 614 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1296.9      avg: 1296.9 (2%)     median: 1296.9 (2%)     max: 1296.9 ms
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 11506      avg: 11506 (72%)     median: 11506 (72%)     max: 11506 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 2975      avg: 2975 (64%)     median: 2975 (64%)     max: 2975 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 8740      avg: 8788.5 (53%)     median: 8798 (53%)     max: 8832 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 6298      avg: 6359.3 (16%)     median: 6360.5 (16%)     max: 6434 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
0% 100%
min: 44250      avg: 44553.5 (77%)     median: 44553.5 (77%)     max: 44857 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 42348      avg: 44674 (86%)     median: 44674 (86%)     max: 47000 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 40698      avg: 43627.9 (81%)     median: 44325 (82%)     max: 44752 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
0% 100%
min: 2537      avg: 2537 (27%)     median: 2537 (27%)     max: 2537 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
0% 100%
min: 5074      avg: 5074 (57%)     median: 5074 (57%)     max: 5074 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 9088      avg: 9088 (52%)     median: 9088 (52%)     max: 9088 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
0% 100%
min: 9443      avg: 9443 (61%)     median: 9443 (61%)     max: 9443 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
0% 100%
min: 7754      avg: 7754 (54%)     median: 7754 (54%)     max: 7754 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
0% 100%
min: 150.6      avg: 157.3 (4%)     median: 157.3 (4%)     max: 164 ms
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.315      avg: 0.3 (19%)     median: 0.3 (19%)     max: 0.315 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.561      avg: 0.6 (35%)     median: 0.6 (35%)     max: 0.561 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 3.3      avg: 3.3 (38%)     median: 3.3 (38%)     max: 3.3 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 36.5      avg: 36.5 (43%)     median: 36.5 (43%)     max: 36.5 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 145      avg: 145 (75%)     median: 145 (75%)     max: 145 fps
WinRAR - Result
0% 100%
min: 3486      avg: 3486 (48%)     median: 3486 (48%)     max: 3486 KB/s
wPrime 1.55 - 1024m
0% 100%
min: 233.988      avg: 234 (1%)     median: 234 (1%)     max: 233.988 seconds
wPrime 1.55 - 32m
0% 100%
min: 7.144      avg: 7.1 (4%)     median: 7.1 (4%)     max: 7.144 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
0% 100%
min: 328      avg: 328 (4%)     median: 328 (4%)     max: 328 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
0% 100%
min: 10.5      avg: 10.5 (2%)     median: 10.5 (2%)     max: 10.5 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 7865      avg: 8578.8 (65%)     median: 8527 (65%)     max: 9487 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 22530      avg: 23608.3 (59%)     median: 23731 (60%)     max: 24019 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
0% 100%
min: 6358      avg: 6648.8 (75%)     median: 6669 (75%)     max: 6791 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.51      avg: 1.5 (76%)     median: 1.5 (76%)     max: 1.51 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 6001      avg: 6001 (70%)     median: 6001 (70%)     max: 6001 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 22897      avg: 22897 (64%)     median: 22897 (64%)     max: 22897 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4809      avg: 4809 (72%)     median: 4809 (72%)     max: 4809 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 18608      avg: 18608 (54%)     median: 18608 (54%)     max: 18608 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
0% 100%
min: 10.2      avg: 10.2 (2%)     median: 10.2 (2%)     max: 10.2 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
0% 100%
min: 22.4      avg: 22.4 (1%)     median: 22.4 (1%)     max: 22.4 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
0% 100%
min: 559.6      avg: 559.6 (2%)     median: 559.6 (2%)     max: 559.6 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) -
0% 100%
min: 118000      avg: 118000 (56%)     median: 118000 (56%)     max: 118000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) -
0% 100%
min: 82400      avg: 82400 (63%)     median: 82400 (63%)     max: 82400 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
0% 100%
min: 7.6      avg: 7.6 (97%)     median: 7.6 (97%)     max: 7.6 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

#0 Did not recreate cache, as it is less than 5 days old +0.002s ... 0.002s

#1 min, max, avg, median took 0.00042295455932617s +0.499s ... 0.501s

#2 return log +0.001s ... 0.502s

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i7 (Desktop)

» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4960X
   3.6 GHz / 1.5 MB + 15 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3960X
   3.3 GHz / 1.5 MB + 15 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790K
   4 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4770K
   3.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 990X EE
   3.47 GHz / 1.5 MB + 12 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 980X EE
   3.33 GHz / 1.5 MB + 12 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3770K
   3.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 2700K
   3.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 2600K
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 975
   3.33 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 960
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 950
   3.06 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 940
   2.93 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 920
   2.66 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i7 4850HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 4710HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 4710MQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 4770HQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 3820QM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 2600K
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
+ Intel Core i7 3740QM
   2.7 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Xeon (Desktop) X5670
   2.93 GHz / 1536 KB + 12288 KB
+ Intel Core i7 3720QM
   2.6 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 4700HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 4700MQ
   2.4 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-02-23)