Average Bench: 70.1% (133rd of 1117)

Based on 7,325 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: 56%Average: 70.1% Great: 87%
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-2700K averaged 29.9% 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 100Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 101Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2700K is 31.6%. 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 496Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 497Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,325 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.8 SC Int 100 121
84.2 SC Float 101 121
84.9 SC Mixed 101 121
80.7% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
246 QC Int 341 446
252 QC Float 345 448
251 QC Mixed 342 442
77.6% 342 Pts
Min Avg Max
366 MC Int 481 589
368 MC Float 496 610
369 MC Mixed 497 610
73.6% 491 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 111
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 110
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 444
QC Float 445
QC Mixed 366
95% 418 Pts
MC Int 549
MC Float 565
MC Mixed 568
84% 561 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 103
83% 103 Pts
QC Int 306
QC Float 330
QC Mixed 327
73% 321 Pts
MC Int 511
MC Float 521
MC Mixed 532
78% 521 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.4
SC Float 92.2
SC Mixed 100
78% 97.2 Pts
QC Int 288
QC Float 306
QC Mixed 305
68% 299 Pts
MC Int 466
MC Float 486
MC Mixed 476
71% 476 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $333 @ launch in Sep '11
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Gaming
Gaming 59%
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Desktop
Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $903

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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

 Comments

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Models: CM8062301124100, BX80623I72700K

Added 4 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

2 days ago.

3.5GHz base. Sustainable OC at 4.9GHz. Reliable still at 5.4GHz OC, but begins to produce some heat. By far more potential than most newer CPUs, and with low heat.


Poor

9 months ago.

Old HDD must to be find better!


Very good

4 years ago.


Excellent

10 months ago.

Have been runing this bad boy for nearly 5 years now. It's a beast. :)


Terrible

9 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


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