Average Bench: 70.6% (103rd of 980)

Based on 4,885 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: 55%Average: 70.6% Great: 89%
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-2700K averaged 29.3% 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 101Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 102Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2700K is 33.9%. 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 500Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 503Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,885 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.3 SC Int 101 122
84 SC Float 102 123
84 SC Mixed 102 122
81.4% 102 Pts
Min Avg Max
248 QC Int 341 450
263 QC Float 346 449
260 QC Mixed 345 454
78% 344 Pts
Min Avg Max
396 MC Int 487 601
396 MC Float 500 622
391 MC Mixed 503 622
74.4% 497 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 110
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 358
QC Float 360
QC Mixed 360
81% 359 Pts
MC Int 551
MC Float 566
MC Mixed 569
84% 562 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 102
81% 102 Pts
QC Int 380
QC Float 377
QC Mixed 377
86% 378 Pts
MC Int 472
MC Float 487
MC Mixed 491
72% 483 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 93.8
SC Float 94.8
SC Mixed 94.7
76% 94.4 Pts
QC Int 329
QC Float 331
QC Mixed 333
75% 331 Pts
MC Int 458
MC Float 472
MC Mixed 472
70% 467 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.8
SC Float 96.3
SC Mixed 91.1
73% 91.1 Pts
QC Int 310
QC Float 310
QC Mixed 308
70% 309 Pts
MC Int 452
MC Float 469
MC Mixed 466
69% 462 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.9
SC Float 94.8
SC Mixed 93.5
75% 94.1 Pts
QC Int 296
QC Float 300
QC Mixed 301
68% 299 Pts
MC Int 417
MC Float 450
MC Mixed 440
65% 436 Pts
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Gaming 59%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $870

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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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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

2 months ago.

Old HDD must to be find better!


Terrible

2 months ago.

5 years now, going strong


Very good

3 years ago.


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


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