Intel Core i7 2700K review

Topping off it's original Sandy Bridge lineup is Intel's latest

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Intel's new top-end Sandy Bridge is quite some chip. Sadly it was quite some chip when it was the slightly slower-clocked Intel Core i7 2600K. Not a lot has changed apart from the price.

It comfortably hoses the best that AMD has to offer and in the grand scheme of things isn't even the best that Intel can chuck into a desktop motherboard.

Multi-threaded CPU performance

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Video encoding performance

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CPU gaming performance

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Tech Specs

Product TypeProcessor
Processor CoreQuad-core (4 Core)
Thermal Design Power95 W
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ModelHD Graphics 3000
Product FamilyCore i7 i7-2700
L3 Cache8 MB
Clock Speed3.50 GHz
Processor SocketSocket H2 LGA-1155
Brand NameIntel
64-bit ProcessingYes
Thermal Specification72.6°C
Direct Media Interface5 GT/s
Width37.5 mm
Depth37.5 mm
L2 Cache1 MB
Product Seriesi7-2700
ManufacturerIntel Corporation
Product Modeli7-2700K
Product NameCore i7 Quad-core i7-2700K 3.5GHz Processor
Package TypeOEM
Product LineCore i7
Manufacturer Part NumberCM8062301124100
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

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Process Technology32 nm