Intel Core i7 2600K 3.4GHz Socket LGA 1155

  • Intel Core i7 2600K 3.4GHz Socket LGA 1155
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The Intel Core i7 2600K features 4 cores with 8 concurrent threads when using Hyper-Threading, it operates at 3.40GHz with a Turbo Boost frequency of 3.80GHz, it is designed to work with DDR3-1333 memory and feature an 8MB L3 cache. Last but not least, the Core i7 2600K uses the Intel HD Graphics 3000 engine.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on -

Although the new Sandy Bridge architecture may not be revolutionary, it is a much improved version of Nehalem as it seems to do everything a little better. When compared to the Clarkdale Core i5 661 processor which we reviewed exactly a year ago, the...

By uk.hardware.info on -

Late May we published a huge round-up of 45 desktop processors , followed by a review of Intel's fourth generation Core processors . Our readers immediately, and understandably, came with the request for a similar group test of laptop processors. It's...

By uk.hardware.info on -

On June 4 Intel is launching its next generation Core processors, also called Haswell. That means it's the perfect opportunity for us to retest all current processors and a number of older ones with a completely new test configuration. It will not only...

By Tom's Hardware on -

Benchmarking 86 CPUs takes a while. After long last, though, we have 51 models from AMD and 35 from Intel tested in our current suite. If you want to know how your processor sizes up to its competition, you'll find plenty of comparison data inside! 86...

By iXBT Labs on -

Today we're going to compare the perfomance of the three Intel Core architechtures—Nehalem, Sandy Bridge, and Ivy Bridge—in as equal conditions as possible. Testbeds For tests, we shall have only Intel Core i7 processors, since the 1st Gen Core i5 had...

By Hardware Secrets on -

The new Core i7-3770K is a no-brainer if you were considering buying the Core i7-2600K; it costs the same and is faster.It is, however, very important to understand that this processor is targeted to users who will really benefit from additional...

By ModSynergy on -

For where the Sandy Bridge based Intel Core i7-2600K is marketed towards, the mainstream crowd, the Core i7-2600K is a fantastic package. I think this is due to the competitive price point. It’s value is noticeable as one does not need to break...

By Tech2 on 75

At Rs.13,800, the Core i7 2600K isn’t exactly cheap, but for the kind of performance it delivers and its feature set, it’s not bad. Just a year ago, if you wanted an Intel CPU with an unlocked multiplier, you’d have no choice, but to go with their...

By TechwareLabs on -

If you are on the fence between the i5-2500K and i7-2600K I would suggest pairing a Z68 chipset motherboard with the i7-2600K and wait a dozen or so paychecks to purchase your graphics card of choice. The inclusion of Intel Hyper Threading in the ...

By ITP.net on 100

The Intel Core i7-2600K CPU is a super fast performer which thanks to its unlocked multiplier can also be overclocked like a monster....

By goldfries.com on -

3 weeks of no articles – it's a record for the site. Anyway before the month comes to a close, here's a short review on the new Core processors.I got tired of the usual benchmarking with numbers lay people don't understand, and even if they understand –...

By X-bit Labs on -

After we completed the first tests of Sandy Bridge processors, the verdict was extremely positive. Intel engineers did a great job on the new microarchitecture, so the actual products based on it ended up with a great combination of consumer...

By TweakNews on -

After several weeks testing and trying out Intel's Core i7-2600k Sandybridge processor, there isn't a whole lot to say other than it's relatively cheap, it's fast and it's extremely overclockable. When a processor comes in just over US$300 and is...

By Tom's Hardware UK on -

Most of Intel's Core i5 and i7 CPUs lock out overclocking enthusiasts, which we hate. But the K-series chips win us back over with insane scalability. Would you believe that cranking the dial on performance doesn't necessarily tank overall efficiency?...

By SilentPC Review on -

With Sandy Bridge, Intel has set new standards in both performance and power consumption. Not only is the new hardware faster and more efficient, it is also not that expensive. These LGA1155 chips obliterate their comparably priced competition, with the Core i5-2400 and i5-2500K offering the best overall value. The i7-2600K offers a slight clock speed bump and Hyper-threading, but with most applications, the performance boost is generally not worth the US$100 extra over the i5-2500K. However as premium Intel processors...

By Hardware Secrets on -

The Core i7-2600K (3.4 GHz) proved to be an impressive product for the user looking for a high-end CPU. Available for the same price as the Core i7-875K (2.93 GHz), the new Core i7-2600K (3.4 GHz) was faster in all programs we ran (except on 3DMark...

By FutureLooks on 95

There’s so many good things about Sandy Bridge, I scarcely know where to begin. First off, it’s a new processor architecture that offers valuable performance enhancements that even the average user will enjoy. This includes the new Intel Turbo...

By HEXUS.net on 90

Intel's Sandy Bridge processors represent a genuine step forward in chip evolution. Now packing in refined, efficient CPU cores and an improved GPU on to the same portion of silicon, Intel has done away with the need for chipset-based graphics for...

By PC Advisor on 90

The Intel Core i7-2600K is a worthy successor to the i7-860 and i7-920 chips at default clock speeds. If Sandy Bridge permeates the entire market, the (relatively) lower-end LGA1156 motherboards and processors can walk away. In fact, even the X58...

By PCWorld India on 88

The Intel Core i7-2600K processor is a worthy successor to the i7-860 and i7-920 at default clock speeds. On balance, paying about the same amount for a higher-midrange processor and getting a 25 per cent increase in performance (besides...