Intel Core i7 2700K 

Released October, 2011
  • 3.5 GHz
  • Quad core
  • Unlocked
7.6 Out of 10

The Intel Core i7-2700k is an absolute beast of a processor. Based on the Sandy Bridge architecture, it boasts a base speed of 3.5 GHz with four cores. These hefty specs ensure that no program is safe from its onslaught; it will pounce on the heaviest of applications without even breaking a sweat. It also has a generous 8MB cache, which allows for easy access to often-used data. It gets even better – its unlocked multiplier means that it can overclock easily, perfect for those who would want to squeeze every last drop out of their PC. It’s almost perfect, but if you’re a gamer, just be sure to get a discrete graphics card in order to let this processor do its thing. For the most demanding user, look no further: the Core i7-2700k is here; get ready for the ride of your life.

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i7 2700K among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i7 2700K
7.4
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i7 2700K
10.0
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core i7 2700K
n.d.
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core i7 2700K
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core i7 2700K
7.8
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i7 2700K
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core i7 2700K
7.6

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i7 2700K

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 2700K
74.43 fps
Core i7 3770K
182.74 fps
Core i7 2600K
77.01 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i7 2700K
2,894

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2700K
12,182
Core i7 3770K
13,098
Core i7 2600K
11,563

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2700K
3,136

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2700K
2,600,000 MB/s
Core i7 2600K
2,500,000 MB/s
Core i7 3770K
2,620,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2700K
13,097
Core i7 3770K
13,703
Core i7 2600K
12,823

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 2700K
8,930

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i7 2700K
2,003

Reviews Word on the street for the Intel Core i7 2700K


8.0

8.0

9.6

Overall

8.8 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core
Socket type LGA 1155
Is unlocked Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
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 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 9.26 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W

bus

Architecture DMI
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
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 35
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 426
Overclocked clock speed 5.11 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.78 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 4,204.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 5.11 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Latest DirectX 10.1
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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Wow, this processor handles pretty well against the 3rd and 4th gen variants.
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