Average Bench: 68.7% (164th of 1147)

Based on 9,653 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: 52%Average: 68.7% Great: 87%
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2700K averaged 31.3% 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 100Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2700K is 35%. 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 496Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 496Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,653 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.9 SC Int 101 121
82.5 SC Float 101 121
80.9 SC Mixed 100 121
80.6% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
219 QC Int 330 443
231 QC Float 336 448
225 QC Mixed 331 438
75.3% 332 Pts
Min Avg Max
356 MC Int 480 587
358 MC Float 496 605
366 MC Mixed 496 608
73.5% 491 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 3.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.1
SC Float 99.3
SC Mixed 99.7
79% 99 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 368
QC Mixed 372
84% 372 Pts
MC Int 466
MC Float 482
MC Mixed 484
72% 477 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 95.2
SC Float 96.5
SC Mixed 99.9
78% 97.2 Pts
QC Int 292
QC Float 345
QC Mixed 358
75% 332 Pts
MC Int 471
MC Float 484
MC Mixed 488
72% 481 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.5
SC Float 94.7
SC Mixed 95.4
76% 94.5 Pts
QC Int 277
QC Float 312
QC Mixed 316
68% 302 Pts
MC Int 464
MC Float 468
MC Mixed 482
71% 472 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 91.3
SC Float 92.5
SC Mixed 91.6
73% 91.8 Pts
QC Int 265
QC Float 245
QC Mixed 220
55% 243 Pts
MC Int 263
MC Float 272
MC Mixed 274
40% 270 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 86
SC Float 85.2
SC Mixed 86.6
69% 85.9 Pts
QC Int 214
QC Float 223
QC Mixed 216
49% 218 Pts
MC Int 218
MC Float 222
MC Mixed 226
33% 222 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $333 @ launch in Sep '11
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Typical Core i7-2700K Builds (Compare 3,392 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
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Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 - $150

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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

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28 days ago.

My gaming machines lovably powerful processor, an amazing gateway cpu into the gaming world.


Very good

5 years ago.


Excellent

19 months ago.

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


Terrible

18 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

6 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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