IntelBX80623I72600
IntelBX80623I72600K

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 157,917 user samples
81,106 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 62% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 44% Base clock 3.4 GHz
Poor: 44% Great: 62%
SPEED RANK: 236th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
76,811 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% Base clock 5.9 GHz, turbo 8.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 46% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 46% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 171st / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
54.3 % 59.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
91.5 Pts 100 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
176 Pts 194 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+10%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts 339 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+10%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
441 Pts 487 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+10%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
445 Pts 491 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+10%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
100 Pts 121 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+21%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
194 Pts 240 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+24%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
366 Pts 450 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+23%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
488 Pts 609 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+25%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
492 Pts 609 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+24%
Market Share
Based on 19,360,478 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.54 % Higher market share.
+29%
0.42 %
Value
Value For Money
53.6 % +2% 52.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 69 % Slightly more popular.
+13%
Price
Price (score)
$292 Much cheaper.
+35%
$450
Age
Newest
103 Months 103 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz 3.8 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Sandy Bridge
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 LGA1155
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 2000 HD 3000
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
Yes No
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$273.00 N/A
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 2000 Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Yes No
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No

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The i7-2600K Sandy Bridge processor is two generations old and nearly three years out of date. The numerous owners of this superb processor should feel in no hurry to upgrade as it's still one of the fastest consumer processors, even by today's standards. The benchmark figures indicate that in terms of real-world performance this processor is only 5% slower than the third generation Ivy Bridge i7-3770K, not bad considering its age. That said new buyers will find both better energy efficiency and marginal performance improvements elsewhere[Feb '12 CPUPro]

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