Intel Core i7-2600K vs Core i5-4670

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Intel Core i7-2600K
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Price now 345$
Games supported 87%

General info

Comparing Core i7-2600K and Core i5-4670 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating11511153
Value for money2.201.07
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesIntel Core i7 (Desktop)no data
Architecture codenameSandy Bridge (2011−2013)Haswell (2013−2015)
Release date3 January 2011 (11 years ago)2 June 2013 (9 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$317$360
Current price$169 (0.5x MSRP)$345 (1x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Core i7-2600K and Core i5-4670 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)4 (Quad-Core)
Threads84
Base clock speed3.4 GHz3.4 GHz
Boost clock speed3.8 GHz3.8 GHz
L1 cache64 KB (per core)64 KB (per core)
L2 cache256K (per core)256 KB (per core)
L3 cache8 MB (shared)6144 KB (shared)
Chip lithography32 nm22 nm
Die size216 mm2177 mm2
Maximum core temperature73 °C73 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)no data72 °C
Number of transistors1,160 million1,400 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier+-

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-2600K and Core i5-4670 compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration11
SocketLGA1155FCLGA1150
Thermal design power (TDP)95 Watt84 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-2600K and Core i5-4670. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVXIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI++
AVX++
vPro-+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
My WiFino data+
Turbo Boost Technology+2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+-
TSXno data-
TSXno data+
Idle States++
Thermal Monitoring++
Flex Memory Access+no data
SIPPno data+
FDI++
Fast Memory Access+no data

Security technologies

Core i7-2600K and Core i5-4670 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT-+
EDB++
Secure Keyno data+
Identity Protection++
OS Guardno data+
Anti-Theftno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-2600K and Core i5-4670 are enumerated here.

VT-d-+
VT-x++
EPT++

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i7-2600K and Core i5-4670. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3DDR3
Maximum memory size32 GB32 GB
Max memory channels22
Maximum memory bandwidth21 GB/s25.6 GB/s
ECC memory support--

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardIntel HD Graphics 3000-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-2600K and Core i5-4670.

PCIe version2.0Up to 3.0
PCI Express lanes1616

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i7-2600K 5.45
+0.4%
i5-4670 5.43
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Physics

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

i7-2600K 5496
+0.5%
i5-4670 5471

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i7-2600K 808
i5-4670 892
+10.4%

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i7-2600K 3121
+9%
i5-4670 2864

Benchmark coverage: 4%

i7-2600K 5020
i5-4670 6420
+27.9%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-2600K and Core i5-4670. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 20 Mh/s 23 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 5.45 5.43
Novelty 3 January 2011 2 June 2013
Cost $317 $360
Chip lithography 32 nm 22 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 95 Watt 84 Watt

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Intel Core i7-2600K
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Intel Core i5-4670
Intel Core i5-4670

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Competitors of Core i7-2600K by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-2600K by AMD is FX-8320, which is slower by 1% and lower by 7 positions in our rating.

AMD FX-8320 FX 8320
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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i7-2600K:

AMD FX-9370 108.81
AMD FX-8350 108.07
Intel Core i7-2600K 100
AMD FX-8320 98.72
AMD FX-8370E 97.06
AMD FX-8300 96.15

Competitors of Core i5-4670 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-4670 by AMD is FX-8320, which is slower by 1% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

AMD FX-8320 FX 8320
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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i5-4670:

AMD FX-9370 109.21
AMD FX-8350 108.47
Intel Core i5-4670 100
AMD FX-8320 99.08
AMD FX-8370E 97.42

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User rating

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