Average Bench: 64.2% (185th of 1206)

Based on 11,563 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: 50%Average: 64.2% Great: 80%
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2700K averaged 35.7% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 101Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 194Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2700K is 29.5%. 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 495Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 490Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,563 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.3 1-Core 101 122
150 2-Core 194 242
69.8% 148 Pts
Min Avg Max
249 4-Core 342 446
362 8-Core 490 614
53.8% 416 Pts
Min Avg Max
350 64-Core 495 619
33.2% 495 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 120
2-Core 224
82% 172 Pts
4-Core 385
8-Core 598
63% 492 Pts
64-Core 597
40% 597 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 5.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 119
2-Core 230
83% 175 Pts
4-Core 358
8-Core 608
61% 483 Pts
64-Core 612
41% 612 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 97.1
2-Core 190
68% 144 Pts
4-Core 362
8-Core 474
55% 418 Pts
64-Core 476
32% 476 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,611,589 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $333 @ launch in Sep '11
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 - $390

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $1,140

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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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10 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

Still Runnning at 30% Overclock!!


Very good

5 years ago.


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

15 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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