Average Bench: 72.6% (68th of 953)

Based on 3,239 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, 1F8BFBFF000206A7, 0FABFBFF000206A7, 1FABFBFF000206A7 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2700K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2700K CPU @ 3.50GHz

The Core i7-2700K is a 3.5GHz Sandy Bridge processor. Sporting four cores and eight threads the 2700K has a strong performance profile, even by today's standards. Comparing the 2700K and the 4770K shows that although the 4770K is two generations and nearly two years newer there is still only around 7% separating the processors in terms of overall calculation throughput. The 4770K does have a 12% lower TDP and it's also compatible with Intel's latest platform so as a new purchase it is the clear winner, but owners of the 2700K are only missing out on marginally better performance. [Mar '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 60%Average: 72.6% Great: 90%
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-2700K averaged 27.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Integer Speed 103Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 104Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2700K is 29.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-2700K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 509Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 511Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,239 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.1 SC Int 103 123
89.3 SC Float 104 123
89.8 SC Mixed 104 123
82.9% 104 Pts
Min Avg Max
278 QC Int 354 458
286 QC Float 356 458
283 QC Mixed 356 455
80.5% 355 Pts
Min Avg Max
407 MC Int 494 600
417 MC Float 509 619
409 MC Mixed 511 623
75.6% 504 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 117
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 118
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 386
QC Float 414
QC Mixed 420
92% 407 Pts
MC Int 582
MC Float 599
MC Mixed 604
89% 595 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 118
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 383
QC Float 383
QC Mixed 380
86% 382 Pts
MC Int 584
MC Float 598
MC Mixed 602
89% 595 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 103
83% 103 Pts
QC Int 368
QC Float 361
QC Mixed 350
82% 360 Pts
MC Int 513
MC Float 530
MC Mixed 534
79% 525 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.2
SC Float 93.9
SC Mixed 95.2
75% 93.8 Pts
QC Int 288
QC Float 292
QC Mixed 291
66% 290 Pts
MC Int 447
MC Float 461
MC Mixed 468
69% 459 Pts
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Typical Core i7-2700K Builds (Compare 1,498 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
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Desktop
Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-2700K Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ4'11
Processor Numberi7-2700K
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3.5 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.9 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP95 W
Expected DiscontinuanceQ1'2013

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Base Frequency850 MHz
Wireless DisplayNo
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.35 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedLGA1155

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

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Good

3 days ago.

Great for its age. Wide performance spread though.


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Old HDD must to be find better!


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