Average Bench: 71.2% (97th of 980)

Based on 4,244 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: 71.2% Great: 89%
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-2700K averaged 28.8% 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 34.4%. 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 503Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 504Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,244 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.7 SC Int 101 122
84.2 SC Float 101 122
80.6 SC Mixed 102 121
81.2% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
243 QC Int 345 453
258 QC Float 349 447
249 QC Mixed 349 458
78.8% 348 Pts
Min Avg Max
393 MC Int 488 595
381 MC Float 503 614
375 MC Mixed 504 615
74.7% 498 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 118
95% 118 Pts
QC Int 396
QC Float 469
QC Mixed 470
101% 445 Pts
MC Int 584
MC Float 602
MC Mixed 602
89% 596 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 112
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 114
91% 113 Pts
QC Int 379
QC Float 393
QC Mixed 407
89% 393 Pts
MC Int 563
MC Float 576
MC Mixed 582
86% 574 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.6
SC Float 95
SC Mixed 96.5
77% 95.7 Pts
QC Int 323
QC Float 329
QC Mixed 328
74% 327 Pts
MC Int 462
MC Float 483
MC Mixed 476
71% 473 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93
SC Float 93.7
SC Mixed 95.7
75% 94.1 Pts
QC Int 308
QC Float 308
QC Mixed 320
71% 312 Pts
MC Int 462
MC Float 470
MC Mixed 478
70% 470 Pts
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Typical Core i7-2700K Builds (Compare 1,527 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
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Desktop
Desktop 66%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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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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6 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.


Terrible

19 days ago.

5 years now, going strong


Poor

17 days ago.

Old HDD must to be find better!


Very good

3 years ago.


Excellent

3 months ago.

very nice


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Terrible

27 days ago.

low perfomance for that price


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