CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2600 vs 4670

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Passmark (Overclocked), Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 1 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

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Intel Core i5 4670 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 2600

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Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 2.5x higher GPU clock speed
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better turbo clock speed 1,350 MHz vs 1,200 MHz Around 15% better turbo clock speed
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better 3DMark11 physics score 7,700 vs 6,820 Around 15% better 3DMark11 physics score
Slightly better PassMark score 8,284 vs 7,486 More than 10% better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.12 GHz vs 3.8 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Intel Core i5 4670

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Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 32 nms 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
Significantly lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 114.5W More than 40% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better performance per dollar 4.8 pt/$ vs 2.32 pt/$ More than 2x better performance per dollar
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,182 vs 1,907 Around 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better performance per watt 12.56 pt/W vs 7.81 pt/W More than 60% better performance per watt
Marginally newer Apr, 2013 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 2 years later
Better PassMark (Overclocked) score 4,305.9 vs 2,824.9 More than 50% better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 41.87 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 112.13 $/year Around 35% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2600 vs i5 4670

GeekBench (32-bit)

Core i7 2600
11,117
Core i5 4670
10,579

GeekBench (64-bit)

Core i7 2600
11,838
Core i5 4670
11,963

GeekBench

Core i7 2600
14,233
Core i5 4670
11,963

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i7 2600 Core i5 4670 @ community.futuremark.com

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2600  vs
i5 4670 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
SSE2
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
AVX 2.0
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,350 MHz 1,200 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
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 32,768 MB

details

Core i7 2600  vs
i5 4670 
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 nms 22 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 72.72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.98 GHz 3.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.12 GHz 3.8 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,824.9 4,305.9
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.98 GHz 3.8 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 84W
Annual home energy cost 41.87 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 112.13 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 7.81 pt/W 12.56 pt/W
Typical power consumption 114.5W 68.25W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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