Intel Core i7-2600K Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-2600K has 4 cores with 8 threads and is based on the 2. gen of the Intel Core i7 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 1155 socket and was released in Q1/2011. The Intel Core i7-2600K scores 808 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 3,098 points.
Intel Core i7-2600K

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i7-2600K. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Intel Core i7-2600K.

Name: Intel Core i7-2600K
Family: Intel Core i7 (298)
CPU group: Intel Core i 2000 (28)
Architecture: Sandy Bridge S
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 2
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i7-2600K has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i7-2600K is 3.40 GHz (3.80 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 4 / 8
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 4x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.40 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.80 GHz
Turbo Frequency (4 Cores): 3.80 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i7-2600K has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the Intel Core i7-2600K uses the Intel HD Graphics 3000, which has 96 texture shaders and 12 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 3000
GPU frequency: 0.85 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.35 GHz
Compute units: 12
Shader: 96
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q1/2011
Max. displays: 2
Generation: 6
Direct X: 10.1
Technology: 32 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 2 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): No
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): No
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: No
VP9: No
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: No

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 32 GB memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 21.3 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR3-1066
DDR3-1333
21.0 GB/s
21.3 GB/s
Max. Memory: 32 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 2.0 x 16
PCIe Bandwidth: 8.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 95 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 95 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The Intel Core i7-2600K is made in 32 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 9.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 32 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 1155
L2-Cache: 1.00 MB
L3-Cache: 8.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
Release date: Q1/2011
Release price: 270 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i7-2600K have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4
12C 24T @ 2.90 GHz
811
Intel Core i3-8121U Intel Core i3-8121U
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
810
Intel Core i5-2550k Intel Core i5-2550k
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
810
Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
808
Intel Core i5-4300M Intel Core i5-4300M
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
808
Intel Core i3-4160 Intel Core i3-4160
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
807
AMD EPYC 7501 AMD EPYC 7501
32C 64T @ 3.00 GHz
806

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i3-8300T Intel Core i3-8300T
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
3139
Intel Core i3-8100 Intel Core i3-8100
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
3134
Intel Core i5-6600T Intel Core i5-6600T
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
3111
Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
3098
AMD Ryzen 3 2300X AMD Ryzen 3 2300X
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
3097
Intel Core i5-7500 Intel Core i5-7500
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
3091
Intel Core i7-3840QM Intel Core i7-3840QM
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
3089

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Pentium G3450 Intel Pentium G3450
2C 2T @ 3.40 GHz
710
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
708
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
708
Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
707
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
706
AMD A10-9700 AMD A10-9700
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
705
Intel Core i5-3475S Intel Core i5-3475S
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
705

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i3-7300 Intel Core i3-7300
2C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
2493
Intel Core i7-3720QM Intel Core i7-3720QM
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
2489
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
2476
Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
2457
Intel Core i3-4370 Intel Core i3-4370
2C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
2450
Intel Core i5-4460T Intel Core i5-4460T
4C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
2446
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
2436

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
271
Intel Core i7-3930K Intel Core i7-3930K
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
269
Intel Xeon E5-2695 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2695 v3
14C 28T @ 3.30 GHz
264
Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
263
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3
12C 24T @ 3.30 GHz
263
Intel Core i7-3770T Intel Core i7-3770T
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
262
Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
262

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
1921
Intel Core i5-10310U Intel Core i5-10310U
4C 8T @ 1.70 GHz
1872
Intel Core i5-1135G7 Intel Core i5-1135G7
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
1868
Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
1865
Intel Core i3-9350KF Intel Core i3-9350KF
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
1833
Intel Core i3-9350K Intel Core i3-9350K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
1833
Intel Core i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
1819

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Samsung Exynos 880 Samsung Exynos 880
ARM Mali-G76 MP5 @ 0.72 GHz
260
Samsung Exynos 980 Samsung Exynos 980
ARM Mali-G76 MP5 @ 0.72 GHz
260
Intel Core i7-2700K Intel Core i7-2700K
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.35 GHz
259
Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.35 GHz
259
Intel Atom x7213E Intel Atom x7213E
Intel UHD Graphics 16 EUs (Alder Lake) @ 1.00 GHz
256
Intel Atom x7211E Intel Atom x7211E
Intel UHD Graphics 16 EUs (Alder Lake) @ 1.00 GHz
256
Intel Core i7-3615QE Intel Core i7-3615QE
Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 1.00 GHz
256

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i7-4860EQ Intel Core i7-4860EQ
4C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
5500
Intel Core i5-6685R Intel Core i5-6685R
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
5497
Intel Processor N95 Intel Processor N95
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
5495
Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
5488
Intel Core i7-4785T Intel Core i7-4785T
4C 8T @ 2.70 GHz
5486
Intel Xeon E5-2609 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2609 v4
8C 8T @ 1.70 GHz
5448
Intel Core i5-5675R Intel Core i5-5675R
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
5440

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
723.7
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
730
Intel Core i5-7300HQ Intel Core i5-7300HQ
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
740.7
Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
741.6
Intel Core i7-8565U Intel Core i7-8565U
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
764.2
Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
778.7
Intel Core i5-8365U Intel Core i5-8365U
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
781.3

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
372
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
369
Intel Core i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
368
Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
365
Intel Core i7-7700HQ Intel Core i7-7700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
362
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
361
Intel Core i5-7300HQ Intel Core i5-7300HQ
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
359

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i5-1035G4 Intel Core i5-1035G4
4C 8T @ 1.10 GHz
1700
Intel Core i7-3740QM Intel Core i7-3740QM
4C 8T @ 2.70 GHz
1700
Intel Core i7-3840QM Intel Core i7-3840QM
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
1699
Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
1690
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
1680
Intel Core i5-1035G1 Intel Core i5-1035G1
4C 8T @ 1.00 GHz
1679
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
4C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
1675

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-3930K Intel Core i7-3930K
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
129
Intel Core i7-4558U Intel Core i7-4558U
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
129
Intel Pentium G3420 Intel Pentium G3420
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
129
Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
128
Intel Celeron G5900TE Intel Celeron G5900TE
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
128
AMD EPYC 7351 AMD EPYC 7351
16C 32T @ 2.90 GHz
128
AMD EPYC 7351P AMD EPYC 7351P
16C 32T @ 2.90 GHz
128

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-4770T Intel Core i7-4770T
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
613
Intel Core i7-4790T Intel Core i7-4790T
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
613
Intel Xeon E5-2623 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2623 v3
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
613
Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
612
AMD FX-8320 AMD FX-8320
8C 8T @ 3.75 GHz
608
Intel Xeon E5-2609 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2609 v3
6C 6T @ 1.90 GHz
606
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3200G AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3200G
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
605

Benchmarks


Description of the processor

The Intel Core i7-2600K comes from the second generation of Intels Core i7 series and was launched in the first quarter of 2011. The processor is manufactured in a 32 nanometer process and is based on Intels architecture called Sandy Bridge.

The Intel Core i7-2600K is a processor with 4 physical cores. The base clock frequency is 3.40 gigahertz and the maximum turbo clock frequency is 3.80 gigahertz. As you can see from the "K" in the processor name, the Intel Core i7-2600K can be overclocked thanks to the free multiplier. However, this is only advisable if the processor can be cooled sufficiently, a standard boxed fan from Intel is not sufficient for this. The processor also supports Intels hyperthreading technology. Here, the 4 physical cores become 8 logical cores, so that more arithmetic operations can be carried out at once.

Although the processor is more suitable for use in high-quality computers with a dedicated graphics card, it still has an integrated graphics unit. The Intel HD Graphics 3000 comes from the sixth generation of Intels graphics units and has a base clock frequency of 850 megahertz. The maximum dynamic clock frequency, the so-called turbo clock, is 1.35 gigahertz.

The Intel Core i7-2600K has 2 memory channels with which it supports memory modules of the DDR3 type with a clock rate of up to 1333 megahertz. A maximum of 32 gigabytes of RAM can be installed together with the processor.

Furthermore, the processor has a total of 16 PCI Express lanes of version 2.0. This can be used to connect expansion cards, such as a dedicated graphics card, to the processor.

Production of the Intel Core i7-2600K was discontinued in the first quarter of 2013.



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