Intel Core i7 2600 

Released January, 2011
  • 3.4 GHz
  • Quad core
7.8 Out of 10

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Explore 4 desktops with the Intel Core i7 2600

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i7 2600 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i7 2600
6.8
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i7 2600
7.7
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core i7 2600
n.d.
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core i7 2600
6.1
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core i7 2600
8.3
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i7 2600
5.7
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core i7 2600
7.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i7 2600

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 2600
75.8 fps
Core i7 3770
151.63 fps
Core i5 3470
85.22 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i7 2600
2,607
Core i7 3770
3,001
Core i5 3470
2,580

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600
10,986
Core i5 3470
9,436
Core i7 3770
12,524

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600
2,876
Core i7 3770
3,236
Core i5 3470
2,983

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600
2,470,000 MB/s
Core i7 3770
2,660,000 MB/s
Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600
11,071
Core i5 3470
9,226
Core i7 3770
12,495

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 2600
8,270
Core i5 3470
6,607
Core i7 3770
9,449

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i7 2600
1,917
Core i7 3770
2,072
Core i5 3470
1,906

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core
Socket type LGA 1155
Is unlocked No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. AES
  3. SSE
  4. SSE2
  5. SSE4.1
  6. SSE3
  7. Supplemental SSE3
  8. SSE4.2
  9. AVX
  10. SSE4
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W
Annual home energy cost 41.87 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 112.13 $/year
Performance per watt 6.71 pt/W
Idle power consumption 74W
Peak power consumption 128W
Typical power consumption 114.5W

bus

Architecture DMI
Data rate 8 MB/s
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 8 threads
L2 cache 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Transistor count 1,160,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 34
Voltage range 1.22 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.99 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.52 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,824.9
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.99 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Latest DirectX 10.x
Number of displays supported 2
GPU clock speed 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,350 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1333
  2. DDR3-1066
  3. DDR3
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB
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Comments

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I bought an old Gateway FX gaming system from a friend with one of these in it when Fallout 4 came out. Paired with a GTX 980Ti it has handled every thing I've thrown at it beautifully. I used to be really big on AMD but I must say I love this chip, just wish it was a "K" lol. My older AMD gaming system pumped out SO MUCH HEAT that I was using a custom water loop just to run most modern games, and even though the 2600 is an older chip it has never given me any problems.
Performs really well, kept my computer on for over a month and it still performed as good as it was the day i first booted it :o
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