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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.
Turbo 2.0 Technology.
Built in HD 3000 Graphics.
Quad Core Performance with HyperThreading.
Turbo Boost Technology.
Optimized for Windows 7.
8MB (Shared) L3 Cache.
Choice of OnDie or Discrete Graphics.
Requires new motherboard.
Intel's 3rd socket change in as many years.
Base Clock is locked.
Onboard video lacks DirectX 11 support.
Must have a K series processor to have full overclocking potential.
By TechSpot on January 03, 2011
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 Hardware Secrets on April 23, 2012
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 January 24, 2012
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 September 14, 2011
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...
By TechwareLabs on June 05, 2011
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 May 08, 2011
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 X-bit Labs on April 05, 2011
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 February 28, 2011
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...
By Tom's Hardware UK on February 01, 2011
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...
By SilentPC Review on January 24, 2011
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...
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