Intel i7-2600K in 2018: Benchmark vs. 9900K, 8700K, 2700, & More


Gamers Nexus
Gamers Nexus

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Vor 15 Tage
Logan Gardner
Logan Gardner

+twitchPCgaming Yes you have. Return if and replace it with a 9900K. You might as well gotten a 8700K, or even a Ryzen instead of it.

Vor 4 Tage
chainsaw2010
chainsaw2010

you would think so as any logical person might and Nvidia does advertise G-sync as working Seamlessly with SLi so who could blame you, but SLi + Gsync has huge performance issues for the past 2+ years. http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/279259-nvidia-gpu-performance-craters-when-g-sync-sli-are-used-together we still don't know if RTX using NVLink/SLi has the same problems

Vor 13 Tage
Valtrius Malleus
Valtrius Malleus

+chainsaw2010 G-Sync only works when the FPS is below the Frequency of the monitor. SLI Will probably push it over, especially if using a 4K60 monitor.

Vor 13 Tage
AnImperfectSoul
AnImperfectSoul

Hey GN, your graph at 11:20 is missing the 8700k line in the comparison

Vor 13 Tage
Cypherdude1
Cypherdude1

For anyone who is interested, the new $1,000 10 core Intel Core i9-9900X is in stock at Newegg. Newegg's Item# is N82E16819117962. It's also in stock at Amazon for $1200, ASIN B07JDV1MMR. The 9900X is quad channel RAM capable and can work with up to 44 PCI Express lanes.

Vor 14 Tage
Chad Bedderson
Chad Bedderson

Is overclocking really worth it? Over an upgrade? Because I'm considering buying a water cooler because I feel my gtx 1070 it's being held back

Vor 21 Stunde
Lorenzo Pasini
Lorenzo Pasini

I have a 3770 non k @4.2/RX480. And a 2500k @4.3/GTX 970 (race sim is the main use of this rig). I don't play uber recent games on either (played recently Shadow of War on both without any issue, recently Rise of the Tomb Raider on the first), but don't feel the urge to upgrade either anytime soon. Tbh nothing runs below 60 fps to justify the change.. but Ryzen 3000 is tempting tho.

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Dustin White
Dustin White

I love content like this! I gave my friend my 2600k a couple years ago and it's good to know it's still adequate for his needs.

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\i/ Mc PaNiC \i/
\i/ Mc PaNiC \i/

I don't even have that CPU why am I watching this ...I don't even game WTF

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loloioi
loloioi

I regret not getting a i7 2600k. I got a i5 2500k instead. :(

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Mike Penn
Mike Penn

I love your content!

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Jacob K
Jacob K

I can never find your huge test chart videos or charts when I look on Google... Why? Glad to see this, but wanted to see 7600k vs 7700k and looked for charts, it took me at least 10 minutes to come up with something... I don't understand why that was such a hard Google search!

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Tpecep
Tpecep

Rip ryzen < 2600k

Vor 2 Tage
FrosTy theNoob
FrosTy theNoob

I still am on my 3770k

Vor 2 Tage
Sumadin Herzeleid
Sumadin Herzeleid

LOVE these kind of videos

Vor 2 Tage
Any Bag
Any Bag

When combined with a gtx 1080 my 2012 intel 377k beats my new Ryzen 1700x when rendering video

Vor 2 Tage
Mats Norway
Mats Norway

What about the LGA 2011 six cores? with hyperthreading, they are not even on your list.

Vor 2 Tage
69tytyhar
69tytyhar

hey Steve or someone knowledgeable I am running a I5 3570k @4.6ghz I was wondering where it would stack up in the lineup would the pentium g5600 be better then my chip? at a strict gaming standpoint all I play is League of legends I have a 1080p benq zowie 144hert monitor I play fo4 and fo76 but not alot also I run a gtx 970 but imagine I had a rtx 2080ti for your testing about where would it stand I really doubt a pentium is better ?

Vor 2 Tage
Confeter Confeter
Confeter Confeter

Better to invest in Freesync GPU and monitor. FPS drop aren't a problem without Freesync. I went from 2500k to 2600k few months ago. Keep it until 2020 minimum. And I suppose to keep it more if you get 4k 60fps monitor since the GPU will be the bottleneck

Vor 3 Tage
wakesake
wakesake

For gaming 4 cores 8 threads is more then enough Can you PLEASE do a comparison with the i7 980X Intels "first" 6 Core 12Thread

Vor 3 Tage
Derstine Buyagan
Derstine Buyagan

core2duo e8500 reporting in

Vor 4 Tage
B L
B L

Mine still works fine @4,4GHz. Bought it used with ASUS P8Z68-V LX,16GB Corsair XMS3 1600, now cooled by a Noctua NH-U14S (later addition). Not a bad CPU even still.

Vor 4 Tage
The Joker
The Joker

I'm still using my 2600K Not a high end gamer. do video editing but doesn't matter to me if I have to wait a little longer I just do other things while video is rendering. Upgraded to SSD drives, 32GB RAM and a GTX 1060 GPU so it still chugs along pretty good. Sinking $600 or $700 in for a new system would be nice but just don't have the bucks on a fixed income.

Vor 4 Tage
Posta Jester
Posta Jester

Do you by chance have an opinion on the Acer Predator Triton 700?

Vor 4 Tage
dontmasticate
dontmasticate

Retro review the i5-4690k!

Vor 4 Tage
Mati
Mati

I've just upgraded from intel 2600K to Ryzen 1700. Couldn't be happier, the difference is night and day in video editing (resolve 15). Now the gpu is the bottleneck...

Vor 5 Tage
Gay Gay
Gay Gay

Benching a 2600k with a 1000$ GPU is pointless, no one in their right mind will ever use such a weird combination. In this kind of test, the differences between CPUs will never represent real life use cases.

Vor 5 Tage
NelsonR. Candelaria Mercado
NelsonR. Candelaria Mercado

I have an i5 4430, and its time to upgrade. It struggles to keep 60fps on fortnite.

Vor 6 Tage
Switchboy1
Switchboy1

You should include a test with the spectre and meltdown patches turned off using inspectre. http://www.grc.com/inspectre.htm It made a huge impact on performance on my 2600K clocked at 4600Mhz. It turned battlefield V from being unplayable 30-40FPS because of severe CPU bottlenecking to battlefield V playing just fine on 1080p@60Hz on medium settings with CPU usage around 60-80 percent!

Vor 6 Tage
Minnadesu99
Minnadesu99

Can you look at the I7 5800 line vs newer cpus

Vor 6 Tage
mzs114
mzs114

I think we need to consider the recent Spectre and ghost vulnerabilities and how the new patches affect the workload. Next, reinstalling the OS might not help much if one uses a Non-MS OS like BSD and GNU/Linux. I think Phoronix does a good job of comparing the impact of patches and how newer architectures hold. Surprisingly AMD sort of beats Intel in some benchmarks unlike Windows based benchmarks which skew towards Intel hardware.

Vor 6 Tage
Dirt Boj
Dirt Boj

Pls compare x3440/860 with newer gen.

Vor 6 Tage
WellBeSerious12
WellBeSerious12

Cat: HEY, LOOK AT ME! I'M NEWS TOO!

Vor 7 Tage
ProphylacticGizzard
ProphylacticGizzard

Love that you guys and some others have covered the 2600K recently. I'm still using one and it's doing just fine, although I caved and ordered a 9700K back in October but it still hasn't shipped :( Also when are you guys gonna get your hands on a 9700K? I'd be interested in your evaluation of it vs. a 9900K for video games, since from what I've seen elsewhere it's often very close and sometimes even slightly better. Could be test variance or maybe hyperthreading can still be hindrance in some games, particularly with spectre/meltdown/etc. software mitigations? I was also interested to see how 8cores/8threads compares to 6cores/12threads on the 8700K

Vor 7 Tage
SavretićD
SavretićD

I liked 2600k the most from all my CPUs :D

Vor 8 Tage
p1pets
p1pets

Огромное спасибо за такой подробный обзор по i7-2600K !

Vor 8 Tage
snowflake ?!
snowflake ?!

I wish you would make your frame time graphs a little easier on the eyes: (A) Zoom in on the 0ms - 15ms range, or even make it logarithmic? Include markers for 1/60, 1/144. (B) Make the graph line a little thinner, or some other way so that they don't overlap anymore and you can more easily make out the avg / 99% region by eyeballing it. (C) and maaaaybe show some actual average values and standard deviations? Other than that it's a great and helpful video!

Vor 8 Tage
Bestest Kitty
Bestest Kitty

I'm rather happy with having upgraded from my 2600@3.4GHz to a Ryzen 1700X@3.9GHz

Vor 8 Tage
Arata Koyomi
Arata Koyomi

Very cool information I'm on an Alienware Aurora r3 i7 2600k 4.1 overclock and I stuffed a GTX 970 into it to make it a little bit better but obviously, this system is very old I think I got it around 2011 or 2013 not sure so it about time to upgrade gonna have to buy a whole new system because the MB I have is not compatible with newer CPU's Or for that matter Windows 10 I'm still on Windows 7.

Vor 9 Tage
Zeek M
Zeek M

With the 9600k and 9900k reaching above 5GHz , why did you go off about intel lying about reaching 5GHz? I'm catching you in some contradictions. I didn't like you from the start but now I find out you tell lies. You've managed to piss me off.

Vor 9 Tage
Strongdocoteur
Strongdocoteur

Got a 3570k myself. With Steam, Origin, Spotify, Discord etc on, it just isn't enough. Destiny 2 instantly gets CPU-bottlenecked, and the game, according to windows, only gets about 80% of the CPU anyways. Same goes for Odyssey, in a real-world scenario it's a horrible experience.

Vor 9 Tage
Bobbydigitalinont
Bobbydigitalinont

I hear ya, just dumped my 3570K for a Ryzen 1700x and there is no comparison. Of course its double the threads/cores but with the 3570k, leaving chrome open while game was a no no. Figured if you cant even leave chrome open while gaming its time for an upgrade.

Vor 6 Tage
Музыка Онлайн
Музыка Онлайн

pls dude do it in 3400x1440 res pls pls pls!!!

Vor 9 Tage
F1NATiK
F1NATiK

My trusty 3770k still going strong at 5ghz since day 1. Had it at 5.2ghz for a while but not worth it.

Vor 9 Tage
r0arrr
r0arrr

2700x not included , i wonder why ...

Vor 9 Tage
Andrew Lane
Andrew Lane

You should do a benchmark test of the 2600K vs modern CPUs in Battlefield V. I see a lot of people complaining about their game performance using the i7 2x00{k} and I am pretty sure that it is the CPU that is holding everything back but a legit benchmark would allow me to either help them fix any issues or to link to them and tell them "here is proof that your CPU needs a upgrade for BFV".

Vor 9 Tage
SL3DG3HAMM3R27
SL3DG3HAMM3R27

Steve, would you upgrade to a X399 2950X from an 1800x X370 platform for video/3d rendering ?

Vor 9 Tage
B ZX
B ZX

2600k mob dead I had to upgrade it was good but PUPG is the only thing can't Run smooth..and AMD deals cant miss 350$ you can get 2600x ddr4 3000 16 g and new Mob .2600k cost me alone 320!$ at 2010!!

Vor 10 Tage
cvitos
cvitos

I have still an I7-2600k built along with an EVGA 970 gpu and have no problem with any of the games i play in 1080p and still haven't found any reason to O/C it. The only question i have is what cpu would be the max for 1080p gaming since am not moving above that resolution in the near future. The reason that i ask is that my drawback ( for only one game ) is the 4G of gpu ram. Thanks in advance.

Vor 10 Tage
Mr. G
Mr. G

Where is the "& More" 6700k? Would like to see where my current system chip stacks up on the charts. This guy getting lazy?

Vor 10 Tage
Alberto Hetcher
Alberto Hetcher

The 2600k was launched January 2011

Vor 10 Tage
BrutalSystem
BrutalSystem

Bro I’m still rocking a 960 and it’s fuckin’.... not that bad actually. Over clocked it to 3.97 GHz (because it was unstable beyond that frequency) and it compares to an i5 6600k. Of course, I plan on building a new PC next year because oh boy is it inefficient as fuck.

Vor 10 Tage
Poviku-PPcans
Poviku-PPcans

15:55 what the hell "yes, the card will be bottlenecked by the gpu"

Vor 10 Tage
mralan1969uk
mralan1969uk

I7 2600K on my system and there's nothing it can't do. I'm not bothered about upgrading for a few more fps in games because I'll not notice any difference.

Vor 10 Tage
OtakuSanel
OtakuSanel

still running a 3930k and no plans to upgrade for who knows how many more years. 6c/12t and while it may not clock as high(running at 3.8ghz, just turbo boost max rather than actual overclocks) I see absolutely no reason to upgrade. Already running a nvme boot ssd and have a gtx1070 FTW edition paired with it

Vor 10 Tage
Ninjacus NoVA
Ninjacus NoVA

Wonder where a 4930k would land on the list.

Vor 10 Tage
kn00tcn
kn00tcn

well, it launched in 2011

Vor 10 Tage
hellcat1988
hellcat1988

LOL I just picked up a cheap 2500k system with 8 gigs of memory from Free Geek a few days ago and built a travel gaming rig. Not the same chip, I know, but at least this gives me an idea of how far from a new chip would be.

Vor 10 Tage
Kevin Jimenez
Kevin Jimenez

That memory ram is not compatible with the i7 2600k??

Vor 10 Tage
Mattia_98
Mattia_98

Still no Vulkan tests...

Vor 11 Tage
Austin Swails
Austin Swails

I still love my 2700k

Vor 11 Tage
AnarchoArchitect
AnarchoArchitect

Nobody includes numbers from x99 Haswell-E anymore. The 5820K was a was a pretty big deal and sold quite well. UNSUBSCRIBED!!! jk

Vor 11 Tage
Larry Gall
Larry Gall

Oooo.. Look at that *fur!*

Vor 11 Tage
Pingman
Pingman

3570k @ 4.2ghz still going strong (with a 6GB GTX1060), pretty sure my next CPU and GPU will both be AMD though, prob Navi2 and Ryzen4 if I can last it out that long!

Vor 11 Tage
RandomGamer
RandomGamer

My first, and only pc i have, is a i5 650 with intel igpu

Vor 11 Tage
boznia
boznia

Still rocking my i7 3770k,

Vor 11 Tage
BorcoVski
BorcoVski

Good work Man ! Good Video!

Vor 11 Tage
Carbongrip
Carbongrip

Anyone with Sandy Bridge i7's should just do a partial upgrade to current GPU and Monitor for 4K gaming, removing lots of bottleneck from their sandy bridge i7.

Vor 11 Tage
Scott L.
Scott L.

in battlefield 5...My 2600k is bottle necking my PC...now its the only game that does that.

Vor 11 Tage
matthew austin
matthew austin

Yeah, my i5 4670 died and I was left with the decision extremely cheap new or buy used. Decided if I didn't have enough money to buy a reasonable build, especially legislating for new ram, I'd rather buy a used one of these. Actually, I'd become convinced that my i5 was hamstringing my system before it died, but googling PC geeks while looking at this, I think it might be to do with the thread limit you mentioned, because the behaviour is a lot like the Far Cry 5 description. And thinking back when 2600 got released, I remember nerds talking about this chip potentially being worthwhile long term, but I didn't understand why. I guess this might be proving them right now.

Vor 12 Tage
matthew austin
matthew austin

Thanks for the video.

Vor 12 Tage
Yu Tub
Yu Tub

wow i guess my old 4790K will still be good for another few years

Vor 12 Tage
Justin Handsman
Justin Handsman

Never going to upgrade my 4790k baby

Vor 12 Tage
Diso_Chef
Diso_Chef

Is there a reason that Ryzen 7 2700 stock and OC were used in the graphs but the R7 OC'd X variants weren't in the graph? Just curious on what the performance gain would have been

Vor 12 Tage
Joseph Barrett
Joseph Barrett

Still running an i7 2700k@4.5. Never had a problem.

Vor 12 Tage
r3dleh
r3dleh

can't understand why people wont't include Core i7 920 in this so called "revisits"

Vor 12 Tage
Michael Elrod
Michael Elrod

Benchmarks carried basically every chip performance benchmark except the 9700k. Huh? That's an odd decision to leave that one out isn't it?

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Muhammad Daniyal Javaid Qureshi
Muhammad Daniyal Javaid Qureshi

Benchmark this cat

Vor 12 Tage
Laurent OLC
Laurent OLC

What mother B you recomend me to my 2600k? I just have one that can't OC : (

Vor 12 Tage
Kira Yagami
Kira Yagami

http://youtu.be/Ny_HciNM4Bc -What is happening here I've down clocked-yes down clocked from 4GHZ to 3 GHZ my I7 2600k and on automatic voltage settings ect and I got a score over 1000 in cinebench on first try and then a score of 880 when recording and running a few extra applications ??? - I suppose Avx Instructions scores are being multiplied by a base score and Incorect reading somehow though.

Vor 12 Tage
Kira Yagami
Kira Yagami

The Readings I got on Speed in ghz (Task Manager) shows over 6 GHZ aswell but in hardware monitor it shows correct values of the downclock

Vor 12 Tage
MKeehlify
MKeehlify

Thanks for not following the law of the vital few on frame times. It's important to some of us and nobody else is giving it the attention that I have desired for so long!

Vor 12 Tage
Janus Kjempff
Janus Kjempff

My i7-2600k3.4 oc@3.7 is still running strong. Bought in 2011 and it has lasted the lifetime on my old gf570 and the cpu cooler which both died of old age fan death (I should probably use microfilters). I have build pc's since 1990 and never had a cpu/system be relevant this many years; such a great buy. Of course a 7 year old Windows7 installation is horrible by now but owell :D

Vor 12 Tage
wil
wil

Yes the 2600k is showing its age at 1080p medium which no one plays at with a 1060/580 or better (or even a 970). At 1440p and up those margins would not even be worth the effort of an upgrade to most people especially when over 99 percent of them don't have a 2080 ti to force that bottleneck anyway.

Vor 12 Tage
Shiro
Shiro

i7 2700k at stock with a vega 56, it stutters games and only uses 50% max of the gpu, i only found doom to be with really high fps but the other games dip into 50's bf1 and pubg for example, modern ac games also dip into 40's, not a good experience in most games.

Vor 12 Tage
Luk Lynx
Luk Lynx

Orange frame?

Vor 12 Tage
John Galactus
John Galactus

Still rocking my i7-3770... Upgraded the GPU from a 460 to a 680 to a 970 and now... 1080 Ti 😂 Absolutely loving it at 4k!

Vor 12 Tage
HolyMoly Times2
HolyMoly Times2

Very cute cat. Should be with you more often 😃

Vor 12 Tage
Andrea Munegato
Andrea Munegato

90minutes for the GN logo holy moly optimize that scene please xD

Vor 12 Tage
Frank Dijkstra
Frank Dijkstra

Still running a C2D 6600. Would be interesting to see the differences :)

Vor 12 Tage
Jeff from New York proud owner of a 4670K
Jeff from New York proud owner of a 4670K

This makes me feel better

Vor 12 Tage
TheBuLLe7Pr0oF
TheBuLLe7Pr0oF

Hey Steve @Gamers Nexus why is your test bench with Corsair LPX 16-18-18-36 RAM ?! You are basically handicapping all the Ryzen CPUs. I mean you very well know that tighter timings (including sub-timings) can give boost to Ryzen performance! Even if you don't want to tighten the sub-timings at least test with a quality B-Die Kit at CL14-14-14... A bit disappointing to see that from you! Otherwise I am a big fan of the work you guys are doing! P.S. not an AMD fan, just a bit of OCD lol

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BurntFaceMan
BurntFaceMan

it's funny when he goes on about if you have a 2600 should you move to an 8700 or 9900 etc . I went from a I7 920 @ 2.66 to an 8700K @5ghz oc. Almost like swapping from a 133 to a quad core lol =) I wonder if i should liquid metal the 920 and hook it up to a watercooling setup just for the giggles, since it's off to the charity shop next week.

Vor 12 Tage
Robonator
Robonator

How about a test of the old extreme CPUs, like the 3960x? You rarely find any useful benchmarks from the past few years. it would be interesting because the 3960x is a pretty old CPU with 6c/12t and great OC potential

Vor 12 Tage
nukedkaltak
nukedkaltak

2600K still running here since Aug 2011. Best $350 I’ve ever spent.

Vor 12 Tage
blktornado3
blktornado3

I started with a Sandy bridge E chip (i7 3930k), and it was a golden sample (about top 1%), overclocked to an amazing 4.8ghz all core stable overclock. Unfortunately it stopped overclocking and I got the 2700x. Bought it for game development, 3D work, and code compilation. Still is pretty good but its now stuck at stock and loosing that much performance overnight hurt a lot. Before it stopped overclocking traded blows with the brand new cpus at stock.

Vor 12 Tage
Marc Vezina
Marc Vezina

still rocking my 7 year old 6 core 3930k and it still kicks ass.

Vor 12 Tage
Fred Wei
Fred Wei

I would love to see i7-6700K slaughter those benchmarks.

Vor 12 Tage
Andy's Video Log
Andy's Video Log

I am interested in a comparison between 2600k and 7700k

Vor 12 Tage
shperax
shperax

its amazing what the Ryzen cpu will do with a slight OC. Here is just +0.2 on the cheapest motherboard I could buy. http://valid.x86.fr/uw9l89

Vor 12 Tage
Parasol747
Parasol747

still running the 2600k and its a beast. my mobo is dying though so I upgraded to an 8700k and I'm putting it together tomorrow!

Vor 12 Tage
Matt Hunter
Matt Hunter

both systems feature my alltime favorite motherboard the ASUS sabertooth x79 :) love this board i paid 200-250 on each board and i still say it was very very well worth the price

Vor 12 Tage
Matt Hunter
Matt Hunter

Proud 4930K and 3960X owner here , running my 4930k at 4.5ghz on a dual gtx 1080 SLI 4k rig on a 55 inch 4k tv love it , it still feels amazingly fast , the 3960x i'm running it also on a 4k tv but i run most games in 1440p because of the dual gtx 970 in SLI , i run it at 4.2ghz , sandy and ivy are amazing cpus espcially in their enthusiast platforms back then.

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Quetzalcoalt
Quetzalcoalt

I wanna see a 2600k with a 1080 ti and 4k. because instead of buying a whole system, you can upgrade the monitor and get a 1080 (like i have) or a 1080ti / 2080 whatever.

Vor 13 Tage
noxious89123
noxious89123

Woo, 2600k! Still running mine, and still not seeing anything good enough to warrant an upgrade just yet. Instead, I'm going custom water cooling for Christmas and going to see if I can get 5Ghz out of it!

Vor 13 Tage
Quetzalcoalt
Quetzalcoalt

the 2500k doesn't get any love ever 😢

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