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Front view of Intel Core i7 2700K

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Intel Core i7 2700K

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2700K vs i5 2500K

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2700K
2,600,000 MB/s
Core i5 2500K
2,530,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Reviews Word on the street

Core i7 2700K  vs i5 2500K 

8.0
9.0

8.0
9.0

9.6
9.8

Overall

8.8 Out of 10
9.4 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2700K  vs
i5 2500K 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
Is unlocked Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 41.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 110.03 $/year
Performance per watt 9.26 pt/W 6.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 112.55W

bus

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

details

Core i7 2700K  vs
i5 2500K 
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 35 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C 5 - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 426 3,179
Overclocked clock speed 5.11 GHz 4.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.78 GHz 4.88 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 4,204.6 5,433.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 5.11 GHz 4.98 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Latest DirectX 10.1 10.1
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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