CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2600 vs 4670


Benchmark performance using all cores

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

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)


How much speed can you get out of the processor?

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


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Performance Per Dollar

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 2600

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Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 2.5x higher GPU clock speed
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
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
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Slightly better 3DMark11 physics score 7,700 vs 6,820 Around 15% better 3DMark11 physics score
Slightly better PassMark score 8,270 vs 7,425 More than 10% better PassMark score
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.99 GHz vs 3.77 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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Much 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
Significantly lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 114.5W More than 40% lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,165 vs 1,912 Around 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better performance per dollar 6.11 pt/$ vs 3.84 pt/$ Around 60% better performance per dollar
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 2 years later
Better performance per watt 11.99 pt/W vs 7.46 pt/W More than 60% better performance per watt
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
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
Core i5 4670

GeekBench (64-bit)

Core i7 2600
Core i5 4670


Core i7 2600
Core i5 4670

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

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

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


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


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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 7.46 pt/W 11.99 pt/W
Typical power consumption 114.5W 68.25W


Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s


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 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 72.72°C


Overclocked clock speed 3.99 GHz 3.77 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz 3.3 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,824.9 4,305.9
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.99 GHz 3.77 GHz

integrated graphics

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
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
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