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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
Series: Core i7 (Desktop) Sandy Bridge
Intel Core i7-2700K (compare)3500 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-2600K3400 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Clock Rate3400 - 3800 MHz
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache8 MB
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
Starting Price$317 U.S.
Announcement Date01/03/2011
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 2600K

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 613     avg: 613.5     median: 613.5 (242%)     max: 614 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
129 Points (147%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
6.8 Points (270%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.5 Points (159%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4809 Points (149%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
18608 Points (245%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
22897 Points (274%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
6001 Points (111%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
328 seconds (4%)
wPrime 1.55 - 1024m *
234 seconds (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - 32m *
7.1 seconds (4%)
WinRAR - Result
3486 KB/s (121%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
36.5 fps (301%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
145 fps (232%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (36%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.6 GB/s (87%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
3.3 GB/s (194%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6358     avg: 6648.8     median: 6669 (186%)     max: 6791 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
10.2 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
559.6 Seconds (2%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
118000 MIPS (303%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
82400 MFLOPS (325%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.6 points (100%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 22530     avg: 23608.3     median: 23731 (119%)     max: 24019 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 7865     avg: 8578.8     median: 8527 (303%)     max: 9487 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 40698     avg: 43627.9     median: 44325 (141%)     max: 44752 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 42348     avg: 44674     median: 44674 (153%)     max: 47000 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 44250     avg: 44553.5     median: 44553.5 (138%)     max: 44857 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 6298     avg: 6359.3     median: 6360.5 (249%)     max: 6434 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 8740     avg: 8788.5     median: 8798 (232%)     max: 8832 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
5074 Points (98%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
9443 Points (155%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 11506     avg: 11546.5     median: 11546.5 (207%)     max: 11587 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2975     avg: 3015     median: 3015 (141%)     max: 3055 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
12009 Points (180%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3189 Points (100%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
1296.9 ms (2%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 150.6     avg: 157.3     median: 157.3 (2%)     max: 164 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 7883     avg: 15416.5     median: 15416.5 (55%)     max: 22950 Points
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i7 (Desktop)

» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 9700K
   3.6 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 8086K
   3.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 8700K
   3.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6950X
   3 GHz / 2.5 MB L2 + 25 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 8700
   3.2 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 7740X
   4.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 7700K
   4.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 5960X
   3 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 20 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4960X
   3.6 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 15 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 7700
   3.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6700K
   4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3960X
   3.3 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 15 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790K
   4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6700
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790
   3.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 5775C
   3.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4770K
   3.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790S
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 990X EE
   3.47 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 980X EE
   3.33 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3770K
   3.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790T
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6700T
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 2700K
   3.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 2600K
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 975
   3.33 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 960
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 950
   3.06 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 940
   2.93 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 920
   2.66 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i7 8565U
   1.8 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i7 4770HQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Ice Lake 1035G7
   1.2 GHz / 2 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Ice Lake 1035G4
   1.1 GHz / 2 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 3820QM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 2600K
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
+ Intel Core i5 7440HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Ice Lake 1035G1
   1 GHz / 2048 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Ice Lake 1060NG7
   1.2 GHz / 2048 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Ice Lake 1060G7
   1 GHz / 2048 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Ice Lake 1034G1
   0.8 GHz / 2048 KB + 6144 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-02-23)