CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2600 vs 4400E among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 2600 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 2600  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Intel Core i7 2600

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Front view of Intel Core i7 2600

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 2600

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 2600

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Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.72 pt/$ vs 0.36 pt/$ Around 7.5x better performance per dollar
Higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 400 MHz Around 2.2x higher GPU clock speed
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better turbo clock speed 1,350 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 35% better turbo clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,921 vs 476 More than 4x better PassMark (Single core) score
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 3 MB Around 2.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly better PassMark score 8,219 vs 1,271 Around 6.5x better PassMark score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.93 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better performance per watt 6.48 pt/W vs 2.61 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Intel Core i5 4400E

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Much lower typical power consumption 30.06W vs 114.5W 3.8x lower typical power consumption
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.91 $/year vs 41.87 $/year 4.7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 32.41 $/year vs 112.13 $/year 3.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2600 vs i5 4400E

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 2600
75.8 fps
Core i5 4400E
77.02 fps

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2600  vs
i5 4400E 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
BGA 1364
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 37W
Annual home energy cost 41.87 $/year 8.91 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 112.13 $/year 32.41 $/year
Performance per watt 6.48 pt/W 2.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 114.5W 30.06W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 2600  vs
i5 4400E 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 34 27

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.93 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.93 GHz 2.7 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 HD 4600
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 400 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,350 MHz 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 16,384 MB
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