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Front view of Intel Core i7 2600

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Intel Core i7 2600

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2600 vs i5 2400

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600
10,986
Core i5 2400
8,298

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600
2,470,000 MB/s
Core i5 2400
2,260,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600
11,071
Core i5 2400
8,258

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600
11,820
Core i5 2400
9,093

GeekBench

Core i7 2600
14,233
Core i5 2400
10,769

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2600  vs
i5 2400 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 41.87 $/year 27.75 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 112.13 $/year 100.92 $/year
Performance per watt 6.48 pt/W 8.14 pt/W
Peak power consumption 128W 115.2W
Typical power consumption 114.5W 93.6W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 2600  vs
i5 2400 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 34 31
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.93 GHz 3.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz 3.51 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,824.9 3,244.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.93 GHz 3.54 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,350 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

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