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Core i7-2600 Vs Core i7-2600K Feature and benchmark Differences

Core i7-2600 Vs Core i7-2600K by Starred Reviews

The Core i7-2600K is the over clockable version of the Core i7-2600. Both the processors are extremely high performance processor.

Table : Core i7-2600 Vs Core i7-2600K Feature Differences

Feature Core i7-2600 Core i7-2600K
Core Frequency 3.40 Gha 3.40 Gha
No. Of Cores 4 ( 8 Hyperthreads) 4 ( 8 Hyperthreads)
Cache Organization 8 MB L3 Smart Cache 8 MB L3 Smart Cache
Turbo Frequency 3.8 GHz ( with one core) 3.8 GHz ( with one core)
TDP Rating 95 Watts 95 Watts
64 Bit Support Y Y
Lithography 32 nm 32 nm

Table : Core i7-2600 Vs Core i7-2600K Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks Core i7-2600 Core i7-2600K
PassMark Score 8863 9306
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better) Not available Not available
3D Mark 06 CPU Not available Not available
Windows 7 Experience Score Not available Not available

Some more details of Core i7-2600

The core i7-2600 is the high end desktop processor belonging to the second generation core i7 processor. Its integrated graphics may be good enough for small to medium end gaming as well as video encoding and 1080p display.
The clock frequency of the integrated graphics stands at 650 MHz that can ramp to 1.35 GHz. The graphics boost works in tendem with main processor turbo boost, with the intention of keeping the total heat generated in control.

Some more details of Core i7-2600K

The core i7-2600K is the over clockable version of the Core i7-2600K, which otherwise is has same base frequency. The higher passmark score of the core i7-2600K reflects the fact the people have submitted more overclocked score without mentioning it. This second generation processor is great if you want extreme performance and over clocking ability. Its integrated graphics may be good enough for small to medium end gaming as well as video encoding and 1080p display.
The clock frequency of the integrated graphics stands at 650 MHz that can ramp to 1.35 GHz. The graphics boost works in tendem with main processor turbo boost, with the intention of keeping the total heat generated in control.

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  1. Dean
    May 25th, 2011 at 00:04 | #1

    Could the reason that the Core i7-2600K scores higher be related to the intregrated HD3000 graphics, compared to the HD2000 graphics of the Core i7-2600?