IntelBX80623I72600
Intel

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.4GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2011.

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4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.3 GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 144,009 user samples
102,194 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 66% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 50% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 1.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 50% Great: 66%
SPEED RANK: 253rd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
41,815 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 67% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 46% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 0.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 46% Great: 67%
SPEED RANK: 256th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
58.9 % +0% 58.8 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
92.9 Pts +4% 89.5 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
178 Pts +2% 175 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
313 Pts 329 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+5%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
447 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+34%
333 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
102 Pts +4% 98.5 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
197 Pts +1% 196 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
367 Pts 370 Pts +1%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
508 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+36%
374 Pts
Market Share
Based on 24,747,669 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.55 % Hugely higher market share.
+104%
0.27 %
Value
Value For Money
63.1 % 84.2 % Much better value.
+34%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
86 % 93 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
Price
Price (score)
$217 $75 Much cheaper.
+65%
Age
Newest
109 Months 74+ Months Much more recent.
+32%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
503 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+34%
375 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
452 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+35%
335 Pts
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
Yes No
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$273.00 N/A
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.35 GHz 1.1 GHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No

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If there is any chance whatsoever that you may decide to overclock your CPU then it makes a lot more sense to go for the 2600K "K" version which, thanks to its unlocked clock multiplier, is a lot easier to overclock. For the few extra pounds it costs, I would recommend taking the K version just on the off chance because there are easily 10%+ performance gains to be had. Otherwise this is still a superb processor and still holds its own against the i7-4770 which is its two generations newer replacement. [Feb '12 CPUPro]

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This had the best price point for a long time and worked well for that money [Dec '18 BurntTech]

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