Average Bench: 69.7% (131st of 1100)

Based on 6,510 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: 54%Average: 69.7% Great: 86%
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2700K averaged 30.2% 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 32.4%. 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 495Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 497Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,510 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.5 SC Int 100 120
81.1 SC Float 101 120
81.8 SC Mixed 101 120
80.4% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
247 QC Int 336 426
247 QC Float 341 443
247 QC Mixed 340 433
76.9% 339 Pts
Min Avg Max
367 MC Int 481 589
376 MC Float 495 607
372 MC Mixed 497 609
73.6% 491 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2700K CPU @ 3.50GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 128
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 127
101% 127 Pts
QC Int 506
QC Float 507
QC Mixed 503
114% 505 Pts
MC Int 632
MC Float 651
MC Mixed 654
97% 646 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 122
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 121
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 461
QC Float 440
QC Mixed 444
102% 448 Pts
MC Int 605
MC Float 624
MC Mixed 628
93% 619 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 116
92% 116 Pts
QC Int 384
QC Float 386
QC Mixed 385
87% 385 Pts
MC Int 556
MC Float 536
MC Mixed 583
84% 558 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,473,098 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $333 @ launch in Sep '11
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Typical Core i7-2700K Builds (Compare 2,441 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $909

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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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Added 4 years ago.

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10 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

6 months ago.

Old HDD must to be find better!


Excellent

11 days ago.

Great performence per dollar


Very good

4 years ago.


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Terrible

7 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


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