Intel Core i7-2600: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i7-2600

Summary

Intel started Core i7-2600 sales on January 2011 at a recommended price of $247. This is Sandy Bridge architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 4 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.80 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a LGA1155 processor with a TDP of 95 Watt. It supports DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 28.14 percent of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-9980XE.

General info

Of Core i7-2600 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
5.35
 
Type
Desktop
 
Achitecture codename
Sandy Bridge
 
Release date
January 2011
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$247
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)
Price now
$451
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i7-2600's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-2600's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
4
 
Number of threads
8
 
Maximum frequency
3.8 GHz
 
of 5
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
of 768
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
of 16384
L3 cache
8192 KB (shared)
 
of 65536
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
of 7
Die size
216 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
73 °C
 
of 105
Transistor count
1160 million
 
of 19200
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-2600 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
of 8
Socket
LGA1155
 
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-2600. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Flex Memory Access
+
 
FDI
+
 
Fast Memory Access
+
 

Security technologies

Core i7-2600 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 
Identity Protection
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-2600 are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-2600.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
21 GB / s
 

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i7-2600.
Graphics max frequency
1.35 GHz
 
Quick Sync
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 
InTru 3D
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-2600's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
2
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i7-2600's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-2600. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

28.14

Passmark

8196

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

5020

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-2600. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
5 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i7-2600 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-2600 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-2600 from AMD is A8-6600K, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

Advices and comments

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