Intel Core i7-2600 benchmarks

Intel Core i7-2600

Below are comparison charts, showing how the Intel Core i7-2600 stands against other x86 CPUs in multi-threaded applications. The difference in performance between Core i7-2600 and each of the listed microprocessors is calculated as an average of differences in 11 multi-threaded benchmarks from our benchmark database. The list of test applications and programs includes Blowfish encryption, CINEBENCH R10, Euler3D, FLAC encoding, Fritz Chess Benchmark, H.264 video encoding, PCMark05, LAME MP3 encoding, MySQL 5.0.96, wPrime, and XVid video encoding.


Benchmarks of Intel Core i7 CPUs for Socket 1155

This chart shows how well the Core i7-2600 performs in comparison with other processors from Core i7 family. The "Specs" column in the chart shows differences between major specs for all CPUs. All Core i7 parts in the graph below have 4 cores, Hyper-Threading technology and 8MB L3 cache.

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ModelRelative performance Specs 
Core i7-3770
108.7%3.4 GHz, 77W>
Core i7-3770K
108.4%3.5 GHz, 77W>
Core i7-3770S
103.7%3.1 GHz, 65W>
Core i7-2700K
102.5%3.5 GHz, 95W>
Core i7-2600
100.0%3.4 GHz, 95W 
Core i7-2600K
99.9%3.4 GHz, 95W>
Core i7-2600S
85.6%2.8 GHz, 65W>

Intel CPUs with similar multi-threaded performance

This chart shows Intel microprocessors with approximately the same level of performance as the Core i7-2600. All Intel processors in the graph come with 4 cores.

ModelRelative performance Specs 
Core i7-4770
114.6%3.4 GHz, 8MB, HT>
Core i7-4770S
109.9%3.1 GHz, 8MB, HT>
Core i7-3770
108.7%3.4 GHz, 8MB, HT>
Core i7-3770K
108.4%3.5 GHz, 8MB, HT>
Core i7-3770S
103.7%3.1 GHz, 8MB, HT>
Core i7-2700K
102.5%3.5 GHz, 8MB, HT>
Core i7-2600
100.0%3.4 GHz, 8MB, HT 
Core i7-2600K
99.9%3.4 GHz, 8MB, HT>
Core i5-4670
97.8%3.4 GHz, 6MB>
Core i5-4670K
97.7%3.4 GHz, 6MB>
Core i5-4570
92.9%3.2 GHz, 6MB>
Core i5-3570
92.1%3.4 GHz, 6MB>
Core i5-3570K
91.1%3.4 GHz, 6MB>

AMD CPUs with similar multi-threaded performance

This benchmark chart includes AMD microprocessors with multi-threaded performance, similar to the Intel i7-2600. Please see the "Specs" column for the differences between most important characteristics of listed CPUs.

ModelRelative performance Specs 
Intel Core i7-2600
100.0%4C, 3.4 GHz, HT 
AMD FX-8350
99.4%8C, 4 GHz>
AMD FX-8320
88.2%8C, 3.5 GHz>
AMD FX-8150
86.0%8C, 3.6 GHz>
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
85.4%6C, 3.3 GHz>
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
83.1%6C, 3.2 GHz>
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T (non-BE)
78.4%6C, 3 GHz>

Core i7-2600 compared to the fastest desktop CPUs

This chart shows how the i7-2600 stands against the fastest desktop x86 microprocessors from our benchmark database.

ModelRelative performance Specs 
Intel Core i7-4770K
115.2%4C, 3.5 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i7-4771
114.9%4C, 3.5 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i7-4770
114.6%4C, 3.4 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i7-4770S
109.9%4C, 3.1 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i7-3770
108.7%4C, 3.4 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i7-3770K
108.4%4C, 3.5 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i7-3770S
103.7%4C, 3.1 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i7-2700K
102.5%4C, 3.5 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i7-2600
100.0%4C, 3.4 GHz, HT 
Intel Core i7-2600K
99.9%4C, 3.4 GHz, HT>
AMD FX-8350
99.4%8C, 4 GHz>
Intel Core i5-4670
97.8%4C, 3.4 GHz>

Popular performance comparisons

This graph illustrates relative multi-threading performance of processors, that are most commonly compared to the Core i7-2600.

ModelRelative performance Specs 
Intel Core i7-4770K
115.2%4C, 3.5 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i7-4770
114.6%4C, 3.4 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i7-3770K
108.4%4C, 3.5 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i7-2600
100.0%4C, 3.4 GHz, HT 
Intel Core i7-2600K
99.9%4C, 3.4 GHz, HT>
AMD FX-8350
99.4%8C, 4 GHz>
Intel Core i5-4670K
97.7%4C, 3.4 GHz>
Intel Core i5-3570
92.1%4C, 3.4 GHz>
Intel Core i5-3570K
91.1%4C, 3.4 GHz>
Intel Core i5-3470
87.3%4C, 3.2 GHz>
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Intel Core i7-2600 is a quad-core desktop CPU, operating at 3.4 GHz. The processor has Turbo feature enabled. This technology can temporary "overclock" the cores to 3.8 GHz. Additionally, the i7-2600 supports Hyper-Threading technology, that improves performance in multi-threaded applications or when running multiple single-threaded programs. The Intel Core i7-2600 comes with 8MB of last level cache, and it fits into 95 Watt thermal envelope. More details about this microprocessor you can find on the Intel Core i7-2600 specs page.

More information

For averaged single- threaded performance please see Intel i7-2600 single-threaded benchmarks page.

Comparison of all tested Core i7 processors can be found on the Intel Core i7 benchmarks page.

Color codes

The benchmark charts use the following colors:
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Core i7
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