Average Bench: 69.5% (161st of 1159)

Based on 11,777 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: 69.5% Great: 88%
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2700K averaged 30.4% 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 100Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 101Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2700K is 36.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-2700K performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 494Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 493Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,777 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.1 SC Int 100 122
78.6 SC Float 101 122
78.4 SC Mixed 101 122
80.5% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
228 QC Int 337 453
246 QC Float 342 453
237 QC Mixed 338 451
76.9% 339 Pts
Min Avg Max
360 MC Int 478 599
355 MC Float 494 618
350 MC Mixed 493 621
73.2% 489 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 111
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 113
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 355
QC Float 379
QC Mixed 367
83% 367 Pts
MC Int 537
MC Float 563
MC Mixed 569
83% 557 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 116
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 353
QC Float 336
QC Mixed 326
77% 338 Pts
MC Int 448
MC Float 454
MC Mixed 452
68% 452 Pts
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 97.3
SC Float 97.8
SC Mixed 94.2
77% 96.4 Pts
QC Int 342
QC Float 352
QC Mixed 341
78% 345 Pts
MC Int 464
MC Float 477
MC Mixed 480
71% 474 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.4
SC Float 84.9
SC Mixed 84.6
68% 84.6 Pts
QC Int 307
QC Float 307
QC Mixed 282
68% 298 Pts
MC Int 388
MC Float 420
MC Mixed 405
60% 404 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,906,342 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $333 @ launch in Sep '11
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Typical Core i7-2700K Builds (Compare 3,768 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: 69% - Good Total price: $940

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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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2 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

Still Runnning at 30% Overclock!!


Very good

5 years ago.


Excellent

22 months ago.

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


Terrible

21 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

9 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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