Intel Core i7-2600
Released January, 2011
The Pros:High quality installation manual, easy to get up and running. Power usage the same as older models despite processing faster. Integrated graphics processing performs very well, suffices for most general purposes without dedicated video card.
The Cons:Stock fan is less than adequate for handling the potential heat produced by this processor.
The Intel Core i7-2600 is a mid-range to high-end quad-core desktop consumer processor which supports Intel's LGA1155 processor socket type. It features 32 nanometer microarchitecture, a core clock speed of 3.4 GHz and a max TDP of 95 watts.
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Additionally, the i7-2600 sports Intel Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost technologies as well as integrated Intel HD 2000 graphics.
The i7-2600's Hyper-Threading technology effectively doubles its processing power, allowing each core to perform two actions simultaneously, making it behave more like an eight-core processor with threaded programs. Its Turbo Boost technology allows the i7-2600 to automatically raise its clock rate from 3.4 GHz to 3.8 GHz in order to keep your system running smoothly even under heavy load. Meanwhile, the i7-2600's on-die Intel HD 2000 graphics allow it to handle high definition and 3D video without the need for a separate graphics card.
- Core clock speed: 3.4 GHz
- Max Turbo Frequency: 3.8 GHz
- # of cores: 4
- # of threads: 8
- 32 nanometer microarchitecture
- Max TDP: 95 W
- Intel Hyper-Threading technology
- Intel Turbo Boost technology
- Integrated Intel HD 2000 graphics
User Reviews (3)
High quality installation manual, easy to get up and running
Power usage the same as older models despite processing faster
Integrated graphics processing performs very well, suffices for most general purposes without dedicated video card
Extremely fast at stock speeds, functions like eight cores with hyperthreading
Eight cores greatly improve multi-tasking capacity, very noticeable difference even compared to quad-core processors
Included turbo boost enhances performance and gives peace of mind that OC'ing may not give
Stock fan is less than adequate for handling the potential heat produced by this processor
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