Average Bench: 67.5% (173rd of 1144)

Based on 8,582 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: 67.5% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2700K averaged 32.5% 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 98.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 98.7Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2700K is 33.6%. 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 490Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 490Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,582 samples)
Min Avg Max
75 SC Int 98.3 121
78.2 SC Float 99.3 122
75.6 SC Mixed 98.7 121
79% 98.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
226 QC Int 323 429
235 QC Float 328 422
236 QC Mixed 325 424
73.7% 325 Pts
Min Avg Max
352 MC Int 474 595
376 MC Float 490 612
358 MC Mixed 490 616
72.7% 485 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 127
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 126
101% 127 Pts
QC Int 379
QC Float 385
QC Mixed 380
86% 381 Pts
MC Int 457
MC Float 445
MC Mixed 448
68% 450 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.5
SC Float 99.3
SC Mixed 97.2
79% 98.3 Pts
QC Int 373
QC Float 349
QC Mixed 365
82% 362 Pts
MC Int 466
MC Float 480
MC Mixed 485
72% 477 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.8
SC Float 92.5
SC Mixed 94.7
75% 94 Pts
QC Int 289
QC Float 288
QC Mixed 297
66% 291 Pts
MC Int 457
MC Float 481
MC Mixed 474
70% 471 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 56.1
SC Float 57.7
SC Mixed 57
46% 56.9 Pts
QC Int 213
QC Float 217
QC Mixed 217
49% 216 Pts
MC Int 438
MC Float 441
MC Mixed 451
66% 443 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,928,142 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $333 @ launch in Sep '11
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Typical Core i7-2700K Builds (Compare 2,978 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
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Desktop
Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $708

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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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18 days ago.

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


Good

21 days ago.

Old HDD must to be find better!


Very good

4 years ago.


Excellent

17 months ago.

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


Terrible

16 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

4 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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