Average Bench: 73% (347th of 1452)

Based on 20,692 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: 60%Average: 73% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-2700K averaged 26.9% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 87.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 96Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2700K is 25.6%. 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 Speed 466Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 460Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,692 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.9 Memory 87.7 96.4
70 1-Core 96 121
132 2-Core 183 236
71.7% 122 Pts
Min Avg Max
224 4-Core 318 412
327 8-Core 460 600
48.6% 389 Pts
Min Avg Max
344 64-Core 466 606
28.8% 466 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.5
1-Core 97.5
2-Core 188
73% 125 Pts
4-Core 369
8-Core 468
54% 419 Pts
64-Core 468
29% 468 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 88
1-Core 92.8
2-Core 188
72% 123 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 463
52% 406 Pts
64-Core 462
29% 462 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.7
1-Core 102
2-Core 203
76% 132 Pts
4-Core 314
8-Core 507
50% 410 Pts
64-Core 508
32% 508 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.2
1-Core 96.3
2-Core 190
71% 123 Pts
4-Core 369
8-Core 469
54% 419 Pts
64-Core 471
29% 471 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.7
1-Core 65.6
2-Core 129
55% 90.3 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 433
41% 340 Pts
64-Core 429
27% 429 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $333 @ launch in Sep '11
AmazonUS $897 mins
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Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 - $390

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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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16 months ago.

It’s a good CPU for a Minecraft server


Excellent

12 months ago.

i've had this CPU for 12 or 13 years. still a powerful CPU to this day. can still rock 100fps in games and better at overclocking than its successor the 3770k. great product


Very good

10 years ago.


Excellent

6 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 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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