Intel Core i7 2600S review

Lower-power, but with the same eight-threaded processing goodness

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As with the Intel Core i5 2500T, we ran the CPU graphics at the stock speed of the core and again at 1.3GHz.

The 1.3GHz speed was chosen because it's the fastest we could the Core i3-2100 to run, and it makes a good platform to get like for like benchmark figures before we started to overclock the graphics on the Core i7 2600S.

CPU rendering performance

Intel core i7 2600s benchmarks

CPU video encoding performance

Intel core i7 2600s benchmarks

1080p CPU gaming performance

Intel core i7 2600s benchmarks

Tech Specs

Product TypeProcessor
Processor CoreQuad-core (4 Core)
Thermal Design Power65 W
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Product FamilyCore i7 i7-2600
L3 Cache8 MB
Clock Speed2.80 GHz
Processor SocketSocket H2 LGA-1155
Brand NameIntel
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
64-bit ProcessingYes
Thermal Specification69.1°C
Direct Media Interface5 GT/s
Width37.5 mm
Depth37.5 mm
L2 Cache1 MB
Product Seriesi7-2600
ManufacturerIntel Corporation
Product Modeli7-2600S
Product NameCore i7 Quad-core i7-2600S 2.8GHz Desktop Processor
Package TypeOEM
Product LineCore i7
Manufacturer Part NumberCM8062300835604
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The Intel Core i7 processor delivers best-in-class performance for the most demanding applications. This quad-core processor features 8-way multitasking capability and additional L3 cache. With adaptive performance and built-in visual capabilities this 2nd generation processor brings more intelligence to your PC.

Packaged Quantity1
Process Technology32 nm