Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40 GHz Quad-Core Unlocked

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Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40 GHz Quad-Core Unlocked

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  • Process Type: Intel Core i7 Processor i7-2600K
  • Frequency: 3.4 GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost)
  • Intel Smart Cache: 8 MB
  • Process: 32 nm
  • Socket: LGA 1155

Intel Core i7 Processor i7-2600K 3.4 GHz 8MB LGA1155 CPU
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Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40 GHz Quad-Core Unlocked

Intel Core I7-2600K 3.40 GHz Quad-Core Unlocked

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  1. 128 of 135 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Screams., February 9, 2011
    By 
    Humble Patriot (New England) –

    This review is from: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40 GHz Quad-Core Unlocked (Personal Computers)

    During my most recent build I upgraded from a Q6600 — which was a good chip back in its day. This chip SCREAMS, however.

    I have it overclocked to 4.5 Ghz on ASUS P8P67 PRO motherboard with 8 gigs of G Skill ripjaws ram using the Asus AI Suite. Windows Experience Index gives this a score of 7.8 in my system. Passmark Software CPU Benchmark (google them) ranks this processor the 7th best performing CPU, in the following order (it was Number 3 when I bought it):

    Intel Core i7 990X @ 3.47GHz cpu mark: 10,917 NA
    Intel Core i7 995X @ 3.60GHz cpu mark: 10,795 NA
    Intel Core i7 980X @ 3.33GHz cpu mark: 10,482 $999.99*
    Intel Core i7 970 @ 3.20GHz cpu mark: 9,925 $899.99**
    Intel Xeon X5680 @ 3.33GHz cpu mark: 9,721 $1,676.49*
    Intel Xeon W3680 @ 3.33GHz cpu mark: 9,655 $1,127.12*
    Intel Xeon X5675 @ 3.07GHz cpu mark: 9,326 NA
    Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.40GHz cpu mark: 9,291 $329.99**

    Note that three of the CPU’s that have better performance scores are NOT commercially available at the current time, and the remaining three processors are three to five times the price of this one. The closest desktop AMD processor is the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T, which has cpu mark scores only in the 6000 range. Passmark also has a price-to-performance chart that rates your best bang for the buck, though many of the highest scoring processors on that chart are simply much slower and much cheaper.

    I am very happy with this: it overclocks extremely well and stays very cool. It runs all my programs with blazing speed, including BFBC2 with all settings on high. At 4.5 Ghz and full load, it doesn’t go over 38 degrees Celsius.

    Get it at this price while they’re still available. Highly recommended.

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  2. 42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great CPU!, February 1, 2011
    By 
    Rocket Scientist (Georgia) –

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    This review is from: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40 GHz Quad-Core Unlocked (Personal Computers)

    I’ve upgraded from my E8400 to this CPU. Even when not overclocked, 2600K outperforms my E8400 exactly 3 times in video processing and rendering. Considering what I’ve paid for E8400 several years ago, difference in speed is just excellent.

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  3. 55 of 61 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Processor – Fast, Overclockable, Cheap!, February 2, 2011
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    This review is from: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40 GHz Quad-Core Unlocked (Personal Computers)

    This processor is so much faster than my prior build, a Core i7-920, it’s amazing. This puppy is almost as fast as the fastest $1,000 Gulf Town processor, for 1/3rd the price! It’s performing flawlessly for me so far. I’m still playing with the overclocking, but some of my friends have gotten this chip up to 5.2 Ghz and beyond using just air cooling on the same motherboard I have, the Asus Maximus IV Extreme. I’m still playing around in the high 4s.

    The design of the Sandy Bridge CPUs appear flawless. I’m just bummed that they wasted all those transistors on a useless (for many of us), mediocre video processor.

    The “Cougar Point” P67/H67 Chipset problem is easily avoided. Just don’t use the Intel SATA II ports on your Motherboard! No big deal if you have a good quality Motherboard with ample SATA III and non-Intel SATA II ports. How many people have more than 4 Optical and HDDs in their system anyway? The fellow who blamed the problem on the Sandy Bridge CPUs is entirely off base and unjustified…

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