Average Bench: 69.4% (117th of 985)

Based on 5,799 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: 52%Average: 69.4% Great: 87%
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2700K averaged 30.5% 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 100Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2700K is 35.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-2700K performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 495Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 495Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,799 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.5 SC Int 100 120
82.4 SC Float 101 119
79.7 SC Mixed 100 119
80.3% 100 Pts
Min Avg Max
232 QC Int 336 435
237 QC Float 341 445
239 QC Mixed 338 441
76.7% 338 Pts
Min Avg Max
356 MC Int 481 591
347 MC Float 495 608
337 MC Mixed 495 613
73.5% 491 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, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 115
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 115
92% 116 Pts
QC Int 383
QC Float 396
QC Mixed 417
90% 398 Pts
MC Int 572
MC Float 592
MC Mixed 592
88% 586 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 100
SC Float 99.1
SC Mixed 97.9
79% 99.2 Pts
QC Int 341
QC Float 341
QC Mixed 338
77% 340 Pts
MC Int 480
MC Float 496
MC Mixed 483
73% 486 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.8
SC Float 99.6
SC Mixed 99.9
80% 99.4 Pts
QC Int 314
QC Float 333
QC Mixed 322
73% 323 Pts
MC Int 472
MC Float 486
MC Mixed 488
72% 482 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.7
SC Float 95.8
SC Mixed 95.1
76% 94.5 Pts
QC Int 299
QC Float 333
QC Mixed 329
72% 320 Pts
MC Int 444
MC Float 456
MC Mixed 457
68% 452 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.3
SC Float 92.4
SC Mixed 91.7
73% 91.8 Pts
QC Int 275
QC Float 282
QC Mixed 278
63% 278 Pts
MC Int 460
MC Float 453
MC Mixed 386
65% 433 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $333 @ launch in Sep '11
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Typical Core i7-2700K Builds (Compare 2,161 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $907

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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 3 years ago.

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1 month 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

4 months ago.

Old HDD must to be find better!


Excellent

27 days ago.

5 years now, going strong


Very good

3 years ago.


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Terrible

4 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


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