Average Bench: 75.1% (200th of 1276)

Based on 18,033 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]

Poor: 62%Average: 75.1% Great: 87%
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-2700K averaged 24.8% 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 89.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 99.5Pts

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 488Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 483Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,033 samples)
Min Avg Max
81 Memory 89.9 96.4
76.2 1-Core 99.5 122
136 2-Core 189 241
75.6% 126 Pts
Min Avg Max
220 4-Core 329 433
325 8-Core 483 622
52.3% 406 Pts
Min Avg Max
345 64-Core 488 621
32.8% 488 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 94.7
1-Core 116
2-Core 234
86% 148 Pts
4-Core 441
8-Core 540
65% 491 Pts
64-Core 592
40% 592 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.8
1-Core 102
2-Core 198
78% 131 Pts
4-Core 365
8-Core 482
56% 423 Pts
64-Core 489
33% 489 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.2
1-Core 102
2-Core 193
77% 129 Pts
4-Core 321
8-Core 458
50% 390 Pts
64-Core 491
33% 491 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.9
1-Core 97.2
2-Core 192
75% 126 Pts
4-Core 338
8-Core 482
53% 410 Pts
64-Core 483
32% 483 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 91
1-Core 97.9
2-Core 189
76% 126 Pts
4-Core 314
8-Core 488
51% 401 Pts
64-Core 496
33% 496 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,917,586 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $333 @ launch in Sep '11
AmazonUS $2218 months
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Typical Core i7-2700K Builds (Compare 2,019 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 - $390

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,007

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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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1 day ago.

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


Very good

6 years ago.


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

2 years 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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