Intel Core i7 2600K 3.4GHz Socket LGA 1155

  • Intel Core i7 2600K 3.4GHz Socket LGA 1155
87
Based on 35 scores, 148 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    24
  • Good:
    7
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    3

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 Ocaholic on

Especially gamer see themselves confronted with the question which is the best CPU for their system from a performance as well as a price perspective. This is meanwhile the sixth article in our CPU Gaming Performance series of articles, where we compare...

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 VR-Zone on 80

We do a quick runthrough of benchmarks tests @ 4.8GHz on the new...

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 Ocaholic on

In this article we're going to check what's the difference in real life gaming performance between an Intel octa core, hexa core or quad core CPU. Furthermore in the system there is a Radeon HD 7970 graphics card form XFX. We're curious if there will be...

By VR-Zone on

Intel's Core i7-3770K (ES) vs i7-2600K vs i7-3960X, nuff said!We have also included a brief USB 3.0 controller shootout inside, involving the new Z77 (Panther Point) Native USB implementation and other popular solutions.Prior Reading Disclaimer /...

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 Bit-tech.net on

While we don't want to give the impression that the i7-3930K is a slow CPU for consumer applications and games, it isn't significantly faster than the Core i7-2600K. This is a problem for Intel, as the i7-3930K is almost exactly double the price;...

By hardCOREware on

Due to issues with customs/logistics (no fault of AMD's), we're a bit late with our Bulldozer review. I suppose that is fitting in this case, but luckily, this gives us the chance to take a bit more time with the review, testing the Bulldozer CPU under...

By firstpost.com 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 itnews.com.au on 50

A brand-new core design enables the chips to do more at a given clock speed than their predecessors. The humble Core i3-2120 runs at a slightly slower 3.3GHz frequency than the mid-range i5-660 from Intel's older 1156 platform, but it achieved higher...

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 overclockershq.com on

Well it is that time again Intel has launched a new Unlock kit and this one is sporting some serious hardware. For starters we received the new Intel Core Intel® Core™ i7. As with all Intel® Core™ i7 processors, this one has four cores. The full...

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...