Intel Core i7-2600K

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General information

Information about the series and architecture of Intel Core i7-2600K, as well as the release date of processor.

Series

The processor series is marked with a number. The first digit indicates the processor generation. The following digits specify the device modification – the higher they are, the more powerful the CPU characteristics are.

Core i7 (Desktop)

Codename

A code name is typically chosen from the names of cities, rivers, lakes, and so on. For example, Intel traditionally gives its integrated circuit-based developments code names based on geographical names (since they cannot be registered as a trademark by anyone else): such as the names of cities, rivers, or mountains located next to Intel manufacturing facilities responsible for producing the corresponding circuit.

Sandy Bridge

Supports 64-bit

The main difference between a 64-bit system and a 32-bit system is that the latter is not capable of reading more than 4 GB of RAM. This applies not only to the main RAM, but to the one installed in the computer’s video card as well.

Intel Core i7-2600K

Release date

In the majority of cases, the later the release date, the more powerful and advanced the processor.

2011-01-03

PCI Express Version

PCI Express (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express, abbreviated as PCIe or PCI-e) is a computer bus that utilizes a high-performance serial protocol. The main difference between its various versions is bandwidth capacity. The higher it is, the better.

2.0

Technical characteristics

The main technical characteristics of Intel Core i7-2600K processor.

Number of cores

A larger number of cores means that it is possible to distributed load between them. Due to this fact, your device is less likely to be overloaded.

4

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Number of threads

When performing tasks, an operating system defines one physical CPU core as two logical ones. As it’s commonly known, multithreading makes it possible to increase the device operating speed. Which results in fact that it can receive more simultaneous commands. Moreover, if one logical core receives a task but fails to cope with it, with the second core being inactive, then the latter helps the first one with solving the task.

8

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Processor clock speed

In general, the higher the clock speed, the faster the processor operates. But VsRank recommends paying attention to a number of other factors as well.

3400 MHz

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Maximum clock rate

The maximum clock rate in Turbo mode means the maximum possible speed that can be reached when conditions make it possible for a processor to switch to Turbo mode. The speed of Intel Turbo Boost technology depends on workload, hardware and software, as well as the general system configuration.

3800 MHz

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L2 cache

L2 Cache (second-level cache of a processor) is slower if compared to L1, however it is larger in size. It can be from 256 kilobytes to 32 megabytes in volume. L2 cache contains data that a processor may need in future. The majority of up-to-date processors contain L1 and L2 caches directly on processor cores, with each core receiving its own cache.

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L3 cache

L3 Cache (third-level cache) is the largest and the slowest cache. Its average size can start from 4 and reach up to 256 megabytes. In up-to-date CPUs, a chip contains a separate space for L3 cache.

8 MB

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256 MB
Power consumption (TDP)

Thermal design power (TDP) is a value that indicates an average thermal radiation of a processor when operating under load. The higher the processor power, the higher the requirements for its cooling system.

95 W

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Technological process

The smaller the technological process, which in other words means – the more perfect (more miniature) the technology, the more transistors fit in onto a chip of the same measure, which results in higher processor performance. At the same time, it reduces power consumption, as well as secures lower thermal radiation.

32 nm

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Random access memory

Information about the type and the maximum possible RAM capacity support, as well as the maximum frequency and number of channels.

Maximum memory capacity

The maximum RAM capacity. The higher this number, the better.

32 GB

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Maximum memory frequency

RAM frequency – the higher the memory frequency, the faster information will be transmitted for processing and the higher the overall computer performance will be. When talking about RAM frequency, it goes about data transmission frequency, not clock speed.

1333 MHz

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Maximum number of channels

The more channels there are, the higher the speed of data transmission between the memory and the processor.

2

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Memory type

The best-known RAM types are as follows: SIMM, DIMM, DDR, DDR2, DDR3, and DDR4. At the present moment, DDR4 is the most recent and fastest RAM type.

DDR3

Built-in graphics processing unit

Characteristics of an integrated graphics processing unit. Support of 4K, clock speed, as well as video core memory capacity.

GPU

A video core is a model of an integrated graphics processing unit.

HD Graphics 3000

Base clock speed of a video core

The higher the speed of a graphics processing unit, the higher its performance.

850 MHz

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Maximum video core speed

The boost technology promotes monitoring the graphics accelerator temperature and the consumed power, and should a critical load occur, it slightly increases the core speed and memory without breaking the safety limits.

1.35 GHz

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DirectX support

DirectX is a set of functions developed to provide easy and efficient solution of tasks related to multimedia, game and video programming for Windows operating systems by Microsoft.

10.1

OpenGL Version

3.0

Advanced technologies

Support by processors of such advanced technologies as multithreading, Turbo mode, AES cryptographic algorithm, and x86 AVX command system extension.

Virtualization technology

Virtualization technologies make it possible to create multiple logical systems on a single computer – in other words, isolated virtual machines with a complete set of functions of physical devices.

Intel Core i7-2600K

Dynamic processor frequency

Turbo technology dynamically increases the processor frequency to the currently required level, using the difference between the nominal and the maximum values of the temperature and power consumption parameters, which makes it possible to increase power consumption efficiency or to “accelerate” processor should the need arise.

Intel Core i7-2600K

Multithreading

Multithreading is an ability of the central processing unit (CPU) or a single core within a multicore processor to execute multiple processes or threads simultaneously.

Intel Core i7-2600K

Availability of AES

Advanced Encryption Standard, which is also known as Rijndael – a symmetric block encryption algorithm adopted as an encryption standard by the United States government based on the results of AES competition. This algorithm has been thoroughly analyzed and is widely used now, as it was the case with its predecessor DES.

Intel Core i7-2600K

Availability of AVX

Advanced Vector Extensions - x86 command system extension for Intel and AMD microprocessors, offered by Intel in March 2008. AVX provides various kinds of enhancements, new instructions and an advanced encoding scheme for machine codes.

Intel Core i7-2600K

Cinebench tests

Cinebench benchmark is a widely known and free computer performance test (testing a CPU and a video card). The program has been developed based upon MAXON Cinema 4D – a professional application for creating 3D animation.

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

613.5

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Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

129

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Cinebench R11.5 64Bit

6.76

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Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit

1.51

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Cinebench R10 32Bit Multi

18608

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Cinebench R10 32Bit Single

4809

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Geekbench tests

Geekbench is a synthetic computer performance test. The program performs a number of test tasks that simulate real scenarios that a computer has to deal with in everyday work.

Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core Score

11546.5

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Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core Score

3015

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Geekbench 2

7754

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Other tests

A number of different tests including 3DMark06 CPU, SuperPI, Octane and many others.

3DMark06 CPU

66695

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SuperPI 1M*(-)

10.2

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SuperPI 32M*(-)

559.6

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wPrime 32(-)

10.5

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wPrime 1024(-)

328

WinRAR 4.0

3486

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x264 Pass 1

145

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x264 Pass 2

36.5

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TrueCrypt AES

3.3

TrueCrypt Twofish

0.56

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TrueCrypt Serpent

0.32

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Sunspider 1.0 Total Score(-)

145

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Octane V2 Total Score

15416.5

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