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Intel Core i7-2600K CM8062300833908 (BX80623I72600K)
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Intel Core i7-2600K CM8062300833908 (BX80623I72600K)

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Intel Core i7-2600K Processor and DP67BG Motherboard Review

ChannelPro Network
18 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Intel has launched a new Central Processor Unit family every year for the last few years with Tick/Tock regularity. Each Tick is a new architecture with the Pentium, Pentium Pro, Pentium MMX, Pentium II, Pentium III, Pentium IV, Prescott, Core, Core 2, Dual Core, Core i7 and so forth.
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Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40GHz Processor w/Turbo Boost Technology Long Term Review

30 January 2012
  • Conclusion: For where the Sandy Bridge based Intel Core i7-2600K is marketed towards, the mainstream crowd, the Core i7-2600K is a fantastic package.  I think this is due to the competitive price point.
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Expert Review

Techware Labs
14 June 2011
  • Summary: If you are on the fence between the i5-2500K and i7-2600K I would suggest pairing a Z68 chipset motherboard with the i7-2600K and wait a dozen or so paychecks to  purchase your graphics card of choice.
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Overall 10
Value for money 10
Features 8
Performance 10

Intel Core i7-2600K

8 May 2011
  • Summary: Verdict: The Intel Core i7-2600K CPU is a super fast performer which thanks to its unlocked multiplier can also be overclocked like a monster.
  • Pros: Extremely fast, 32nm fabrication process means you have loads of overclocking headroom.
  • Cons: Needs a new CPU socket, overclocking is tricky because of new BCLK setup.
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Intel Sandy Bridge Review: Core i7 2600K and Core i5 2500K

1 May 2011
  • Conclusion: As with each and every new Intel processor launch, everybody eagerly expected for Sandy Bridge to become official, and now that this day has finally come, I am happy to report this new architecture lives up to the hype.
  • Pros: - Strong performance - Integrated graphics - Hardware video encoding acceleration - Competitive price - AVX instruction set - Turbo Boost 2.0
  • Cons: - Artificially limited overclocking potential - Requires new LGA 1155 motherboards.
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Intel Core i7-2600K and i5-2500K Processor Review

18 April 2011
  • Excerpt: I got tired of the usual benchmarking with numbers lay people don’t understand, and even if they understand – it’s using something benchmark that’s not applicable in their daily life.
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Overall 8

Intel Core i7-2600K

PC Magazine
12 April 2011
  • Conclusion: Intel takes a giant step forward with the Core i7-2600K, one of its inaugural Sandy Bridge CPUs, in terms of both value and media processing. Its much-touted onboard graphics won't displace what you get with a discrete graphics card, but overall this is an impressive mainstream release.
  • Pros: Outstanding media-processing capabilities. Good overall computing performance. Unlocked multiplier for simplified overclocking.
  • Cons: Onboard video lacks DirectX 11 support, won't replace what you can get with discrete cards. Requires new motherboard. Bundled CPU cooler discourages tinkering.
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Intel Sandy Bridge - Core i7-2600K, Core i5-2500K

28 February 2011
  • Conclusion: The most eye-catching part of these results is the i5-2500K nearly matching the i7-870. Remember, the i7-870 features Hyper-Threading support whereas the i5-2500K does not. Impressive performance, no doubt. In Pov-Ray, the Sandy Bridge processors roll in with the best compute times.
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Expert Review

Tweak News
28 February 2011
  • Excerpt: After several weeks testing and trying out Intel's Core i7-2600k Sandybridge processor, there isn't a whole lot to say other than it's relatively cheap, it's fast and it's extremely overclockable. When a processor comes in just over US$300 and is this fast, NO ONE can complain.
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Overall 9
Value for money 8
Performance 9
Construction 9
Functionality 9

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge CPU

Benchmark Reviews
24 January 2011
  • Conclusion: Benchmark tests should always be taken with a grain of salt. It's difficult to try and isolate the performance difference a single component in a computer system makes, especially when it's necessary to compare across different manufacturers and platforms.
  • Pros: Substantial performance improvement over existing Socket 1156 processors, New vector instructions promise even better performance down the road, Enhanced Turbo Boost, Hyper-Threading, and power management features, Low 95 watt TDP and low processor temperatures, even when overclocked, Overclocks ...
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