Core i7-2600 4-Core 3.40GHz
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Core i7-2600 4-Core 3.40GHz Performance Specification
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3.4 GHz
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4 cores
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LGA 1155/Socket H2
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Core i7-2600 4-Core 3.40GHz Game Requirement Analysis

Core i7-2600 4-Core 3.40GHz is a high-end CPU based on the 32nm, Sandy Bridge architecture.


It offers 4 Physical Cores (8 Logical), initially clocked at 3.4GHz, which may go up to 3.8GHz and 8MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, HyperThreading, Turbo Boost and Virtualization are activated.


The processor integrates weak Graphics called Intel HD i7 2600 (variant of Intel HD Graphics 2000), with 6 Execution Units, initially clocked at 850MHz and that go up to 1350MHz, in Turbo Mode which share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor.
Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 95W.


Compared to Core i7-2600K there's no performance difference. Its performance is exceptionally good and enough for even the most demanding applications.


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Medosha's Rig
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i have Q6600 2.4 > should i upgrade to thise CPU ?? please help !!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have Gigabyte GTX 750 TI 2GB windforce X2

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orlinoss's Rig
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lol mate, upgrade for sure. I've bought this processor in 2011 and it's still doing more than amazing on windows 7. I am not sure if it's gonna have problems with win 10, but it's a beast on 7.

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i got it and i'ts amazing thanks i have win 7 , but do you know how to make it 3.8GHZ ?

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pakigamer's Rig
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if you have turbo boost enabled in the bios the cpu will go 3.8 when needed

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Medosha's Rig
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how i do that ???

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ErMozza's Rig
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Hello everybody,
I have this bad guy on my computer but my motherboard is dead.
Is there any type of modern motherboard ( for gaming) that i can use with it?

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Eldani's Test Rig
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Asrock z77?

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Igor123's Rig
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I'm pairing this bad boy with gtx 1060 g1 gaming from gigabyte. ????

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TheMLGdoge's Rig
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That a nice match. No bottleneck what so ever.

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Bjornooh's Rig
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Wise to buy a 1070 with my current i7 2600?

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LSDgaming's Rig
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Yes. It's a pretty good match.

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Is this CPU better than FX CPU? Since my friend has that CPU

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Depends on which FX you're talking about

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FX 8350, might upgrade to that one for VR…without changing the mobo again.

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steveoowns's Rig
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This would be slightly better, but not worth the motherboard swap, and a mild overclock would put the 8350 ahead. I pulled my 8300 up to par with this. That said with ryzen around the corner the AM3+ CPUs should be getting cheaper, 8370?

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Hi.
Did someone test this CPU with newly 1070 or 1080. If yes, could you please provide info if you noticed any bottleneck? With my 970 there ain't any problem

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will it support next gen gpus like gtx 1080,1070, polaris 10,11?

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yes it is still very power full processor and can run gtx 1000 family

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Simply.. The Best

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should i buy it ??!! i have a good deal to buy it > please advise ???!!!!!!!

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depends . i got it for 50$ and i think it was worth it . because it offers amazing performance

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this cpu is getting too hot so planning to buy new cooler. do i need any liquid cooler or cooler master evo tx3. what do you guys think?

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yeah buy new cooler but not water cooler

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blixen123's Rig
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Will this cpu bottleneck r9 290x? Ty.

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Not really. I'd say it's a good combination.

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no brother.

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