Average Bench: 76.2% (173rd of 1239)

Based on 14,428 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: 64%Average: 76.2% Great: 88%
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-2700K averaged 23.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-2700K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 91.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 99.6Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2700K is 24.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-2700K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 490Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 485Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,428 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.2 Memory 91.3 96.8
78.9 1-Core 99.6 122
142 2-Core 191 242
76.2% 127 Pts
Min Avg Max
243 4-Core 332 435
354 8-Core 485 626
52.8% 409 Pts
Min Avg Max
356 64-Core 490 627
32.9% 490 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 98
1-Core 117
2-Core 220
86% 145 Pts
4-Core 442
8-Core 557
66% 499 Pts
64-Core 596
40% 596 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.3
1-Core 116
2-Core 230
86% 147 Pts
4-Core 460
8-Core 592
69% 526 Pts
64-Core 590
40% 590 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.5
1-Core 102
2-Core 177
77% 125 Pts
4-Core 347
8-Core 534
56% 440 Pts
64-Core 538
36% 538 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.2
1-Core 104
2-Core 197
80% 132 Pts
4-Core 324
8-Core 506
53% 415 Pts
64-Core 497
33% 497 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,604,443 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $333 @ launch in Sep '11
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Typical Core i7-2700K Builds (Compare 5,602 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
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Desktop
Desktop 74%
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Workstation
Workstation 55%
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 - $390

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $1,080

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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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12 days ago.

It's been great as long as it's connected to SSD


Good

3 months ago.

Still Runnning at 30% Overclock!!


Very good

6 years ago.


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

20 months 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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