Average Bench: 69.9% (142nd of 1128)

Based on 7,456 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: 53%Average: 69.9% Great: 88%
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2700K averaged 30.0% 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 101Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2700K is 34.9%. 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 503Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 506Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,456 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.9 SC Int 101 123
81.3 SC Float 102 123
82.3 SC Mixed 101 123
81.1% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
244 QC Int 335 441
253 QC Float 340 444
257 QC Mixed 339 440
76.7% 338 Pts
Min Avg Max
368 MC Int 488 603
398 MC Float 503 624
369 MC Mixed 506 627
74.8% 499 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 5.9 GHz, turbo 8.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 487
QC Float 512
QC Mixed 476
111% 492 Pts
MC Int 642
MC Float 665
MC Mixed 660
98% 656 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 124
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 375
QC Float 409
QC Mixed 371
87% 385 Pts
MC Int 614
MC Float 639
MC Mixed 642
95% 632 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2700K CPU @ 3.50GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.5
SC Float 98.9
SC Mixed 99.5
79% 99.3 Pts
QC Int 316
QC Float 330
QC Mixed 335
74% 327 Pts
MC Int 448
MC Float 450
MC Mixed 459
68% 452 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 99.2
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 88.7
77% 96.1 Pts
QC Int 319
QC Float 354
QC Mixed 325
75% 333 Pts
MC Int 475
MC Float 486
MC Mixed 490
72% 483 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.2
SC Float 78
SC Mixed 97.8
73% 91.3 Pts
QC Int 319
QC Float 327
QC Mixed 308
72% 318 Pts
MC Int 461
MC Float 470
MC Mixed 460
70% 464 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $333 @ launch in Sep '11
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Typical Core i7-2700K Builds (Compare 3,006 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $864

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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.

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22 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.


Excellent

1 day ago.

Old HDD must to be find better!


Very good

4 years ago.


Excellent

13 months ago.

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


Terrible

11 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

12 days ago.

I'm amazed how little the "cpus' have developed over the past few years, I've got an 6700k in my rig, and this litte rascal overclocked damn holds it territory against my 6700k overclocked!


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