- Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 10.2 x 8.1 cm ; 544 g
- Shipping Weight: 386 g
- Item model number: BX80623I72600K
- ASIN: B004FA8NOQ
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Jan. 11 2011
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #168,292 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Intel Core i7-2600K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 Ghz 8 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80623I72600K
- Quad-core processor with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel HT) delivers eight-way
- Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology is an advanced means of enabling very high performance while also delivery power-conservation
- 8 MB Intel Smart Cache is dynamically shared to each processor core, based on workload
- All Core i7 processors have Intel Turbo Boost Technology
- Processor Number:2600K
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Amazon.ca Product Description
I7-2600K 3.40GHZ 8M, TURBO, HT, OVERCLOC
From the Manufacturer
Part of Intel's family of 2nd generation Intel Core computer processors, the Intel Core i7-2600K Processor delivers speed and smooth performance--whether you're creating high-definition videos, playing 3D games, or simply browsing the Internet. The Core i7-2600K is a quad-core processor running at 3.4 GHz with 8 MB of L3 cache, and uses the LGA1155 socket. It is fully unlocked for overclocking flexibility, making it ideal for gamers and enthusiasts who want customized performance. It also offers a rich set of features, including Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, eight-way multitasking with Hyper-Threading Technology, and Virtualization Technology, that improve speed and computing productivity. Built-in visual technologies, like Clear Video and InTru3D, support high-definition and Blu-ray playback.
Intel Core i7-2600K Processor
The Intel Core i7-2600K Processor has an unlocked core for overclocking and outstanding performance.
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Quad-Core Processor Running at 3.4 GHz for Fast Performance
The Intel Core i7-2600K has four cores and runs at a speedy 3.4 GHz. It features an 8 MB L3 shared cache that is dynamically allocated to each processor core, based on workload. This reduces latency and improves performance.
Additionally, the i7 comes with Advanced Vector Extensions, a set of instructions to improve software performance for intensive applications like audio processing, audio codecs, and image and video editing applications.
Fully Unlocked Core for Overclocking
The Intel Core i7-2600K is fully unlocked, allowing gamers and enthusiasts to overclock the processor and achieve faster performance. With a fully unlocked processor, you can independently raise clock speeds without impacting other system components.
Turbo Boost for Extra Processor Speed
The Core i7-2600K features Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, allowing it to run at 3.8 GHz when the workload demands additional performance. The technology dynamically increases the processor's frequency as needed by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom when operating below specified limits. The result is adaptive performance that's more intelligent and energy efficient.
Hyper-Threading for Better Multitasking
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology allows each of the i7's four processor cores to work on two tasks at the same time, improving multitasking, speeding up workflow, and getting more done in less time. This makes your PC more responsive--and it makes that dreaded hourglass a thing of the past.
Built-In Visuals Provide Rich, Steady Graphics
The Core i7-2600K features built-in visuals that deliver a smooth graphic experience and eliminate the need for a discrete graphics card, reducing power consumption and system cost. The i7-2600K has a graphic clock speed of 850 MHz and speeds up to 1350 MHz when turbo is enabled.
Intel Quick Sync Video enables quick conversions of video files for portable media players or online sharing. Experience sharp images and rich color with Clear Video Technology, which provides visual quality and color fidelity enhancements for vivid high-definition and Blu-ray playback. Intel HD Graphics offers enhanced 3D performance for immersive mainstream and casual gaming without hesitations or interruptions.
The Core i7 is also equipped with Intel InTru3D, which provides stereoscopic 3D Blu-ray playback in full 1080p resolution and premium audio via HDMI 1.4.
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology allows multiple "virtual" environments to function on one hardware platform. It offers improved manageability, limiting downtime and maintaining productivity by isolating computing activities into separate partitions.
Optimized for Energy Efficiency
The Intel Core i7-2600K is designed to optimize every watt of electricity, resulting in a more energy-efficient system that is cooler and cheaper to run. In a system with other energy-efficient components, the processor can meet Energy Star specifications.
What's in the Box
Intel Core i7-2600K processor, fan/heat-sink cooling solution, warranty booklet, and Intel Inside logo label.
Top Customer Reviews
My computing as a fast info retriever/user with fast clicking attitude, did not pass my expectations,
though my PC tops and exceeds all hardware components.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com
Runs on just about any LGA 1155 board.
OCed. just a touch with XMP.
Smooth as silk.
Not really supportive of 1600 MHz memory.
A little dated, but so am I.
The stock fan provided with the retail version is all that you need if you are not overclocking and have a case with decent airflow, like the Cooler Master Storm Enforcer. The desktop tools monitor (from my Intel DZ68BC motherboard) always shows that I am running at the low end of heat ranges for the CPU and temperature in my case. Heat hasn't remotely been a problem. I don't think the fan is whisper quiet though. However, there 2 important things to mention. (1) The power cable comes wrapped around the fan in what looks like cable management that you don't have to unwrap all the way. But the problem is the cable actually comes into contact with the fan blades at a few places that you might not notice at first. This would make noise, cause cooling problems, or burn up the chip if you don't unwrap it. I thought at first I could just uncoil a tiny bit to plug to the connector right next to it, but I am really glad I caught that. The instructions made no mention. (2) It didn't snap easily into place like the instructions say. I had to use a screwdriver to turn the nuts in the end on a few posts, but overall was easy, but I had to use a screwdriver despite instructions that said otherwise.
The 2700K versus this 2600K offers only 100MHz more, that's all, and is only a fractional improvement. So you just need to calculate the cost difference between the 2700K and 2600K and see if that is worth a measly 100MHz or not. If only a very small cost difference, I would definitely go with the 2700K. If a moderate or large difference, I wouldn't pay too much for only 100MHz. When I bought my i7-2600K, I would have had to pay 22% more to get far less of a gain in processing power. I have zero regrets with going with the i7-2600K and not waiting around for the 2700K to be a perfect value.
Pors: Amazing stock speeds with incredibly simple overclock ability/Energy efficient/Low temps/Next generation architecture/AMD who???
Cons: None that I can think of...
Other notes: Buy the less expensive i5 2500k if you do not plan on heavy video encoding etc. The 2600k's feature set is pretty much useless for pure-gaming performance....