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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 compare3500 - 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
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 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 613     avg: 614     median: 613.5 (14%)     max: 614 Points
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
7.1 s (4%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6358     avg: 6649     median: 6669 (45%)     max: 6791 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 22530     avg: 23608     median: 23731 (33%)     max: 24019 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 7865     avg: 8579     median: 8527 (39%)     max: 9487 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 40698     avg: 43628     median: 44325 (29%)     max: 44752 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 42348     avg: 44674     median: 44674 (53%)     max: 47000 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 44250     avg: 44554     median: 44553.5 (52%)     max: 44857 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 6298     avg: 6359     median: 6360.5 (16%)     max: 6434 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 8740     avg: 8789     median: 8798 (27%)     max: 8832 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 11506     avg: 11547     median: 11546.5 (20%)     max: 11587 points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 2975     avg: 3015     median: 3015 (62%)     max: 3055 points
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 150.6     avg: 157     median: 157.3 (2%)     max: 164 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 7883     avg: 15417     median: 15416.5 (26%)     max: 22950 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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