About Intel Core i7-2600 Quad Core Processor
|Item Height||3.2 Inches|
|Item Width||4 Inches|
|Product Dimensions||11.43 x 10.16 x 8.13 cm; 317.51 Grams|
|Item model number||BX80623I72600K|
|Processor Speed||3.4 GHz|
|Processor Socket||LGA 1155|
|RAM Size||16 GB|
|Computer Memory Type||DDR3 SDRAM|
|Graphics Card Interface||PCI Express|
|Are Batteries Included||No|
|Item Weight||318 g|
About Intel Core Desktop Processor
The Intel Core i7-2600 Quad Core Processor is part of the Core i7 lineup, using the Sandy Bridge architecture with Socket 1155.
Thanks to Intel Hyper-Threading the core-count is effectively doubled, to 8 threads.
The Intel Core i7-2600 Quad Core Processor has 8MB of L3 cache and operates at 3.4 GHz by default, but can boost up to 3.8 GHz, depending on the workload.
Intel has made the Intel Core i7-2600 Quad Core Processor on a 32 nm production node using 1,160 million transistors.
The multiplier is locked on Core i7-2600, which limits its overclocking potential.
With a TDP of 95 W, the Core i7-2600 consumes a good deal of power, so decent cooling is needed.
Intel’s processor supports DDR3 memory with a dual-channel interface.
For communication with other components in the system, the Intel Core i7-2600 Quad Core Processor uses a PCI-Express Gen 3 connection.
This processor features the Intel HD 2000 integrated graphics solution.
Hardware virtualization is available on the Core i7-2600, which greatly improves virtual machine performance.
Additionally, IOMMU virtualization (PCI passthrough) is supported, so that guest virtual machines may directly use host hardware.
Programs using Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) can run on this processor, boosting performance for calculation-heavy applications.