Average Bench: 69.8% (145th of 1137)

Based on 8,826 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: 55%Average: 69.8% Great: 87%
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2700K averaged 30.1% 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 101Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2700K is 32.3%. 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 499Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 500Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,826 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.5 SC Int 101 121
81.8 SC Float 101 122
82.1 SC Mixed 101 121
80.8% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
234 QC Int 333 443
259 QC Float 339 445
253 QC Mixed 339 447
76.4% 337 Pts
Min Avg Max
374 MC Int 484 595
377 MC Float 499 615
379 MC Mixed 500 615
74.1% 495 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 116
95% 118 Pts
QC Int 379
QC Float 412
QC Mixed 404
90% 399 Pts
MC Int 606
MC Float 630
MC Mixed 628
93% 622 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 118
95% 118 Pts
QC Int 330
QC Float 370
QC Mixed 362
80% 354 Pts
MC Int 507
MC Float 520
MC Mixed 586
80% 537 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 107
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 108
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 350
QC Float 366
QC Mixed 352
81% 356 Pts
MC Int 480
MC Float 495
MC Mixed 504
74% 493 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.1
SC Float 76.3
SC Mixed 96.4
72% 89.6 Pts
QC Int 308
QC Float 334
QC Mixed 320
73% 321 Pts
MC Int 463
MC Float 474
MC Mixed 476
71% 471 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,191,334 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $333 @ launch in Sep '11
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Typical Core i7-2700K Builds (Compare 2,614 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
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Desktop
Desktop 68%
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Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $828

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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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Added 4 years ago.

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1 month ago.

3.5GHz base. Sustainable OC at 4.9GHz. Reliable still at 5.4GHz OC, but begins to produce some heat. By far more potential than most newer CPUs, and with low heat.


Average

3 days ago.

Old HDD must to be find better!


Excellent

4 days ago.

VERY GOOD OLD MAN


Very good

4 years ago.


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Terrible

13 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

2 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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