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Intel Core i7 2600K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Boxed Processor

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SKU:
200154
Mfr Part #:
179499
UPC:
735858217361


Unlock Your Full Potential: Unlocked 2nd gen Intel Core processors enable system tuning, providing extra performance and flexibility for more complex multimedia applications and immersive gaming. The Intel Core i7 processor is the top of the line, offering both Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and 8-way multitasking with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology. This quad-core processor with built-in visuals, complimented by 8 MB L3 cache, provides incredible performance.

Specifications

Product Information
SKU
200154
Mfr Part#
179499
UPC
735858217361
Technology
Processor Type
Desktop
Launch Date
Q1'11
Unlocked Multiplier
Yes
Intel Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology; Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology; Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology; Execute Disable Bit; Intel 64 Architecture; Intel Hyper-Threading Technology; Intel Smart Cache, Intel HD Graphics 3000; Unlocked;
Multimedia Instructions
SSE4.2
SSE4.1
AVX
Halogen Free Options Available
Yes
Specifications
sSpec Number
SR00C
Core
Sandy Bridge
Processor
Core i7 2600K
Operating Frequency
3.4GHz
Turbo Speed
3.8GHz
Number of Cores
4
Number of Threads
8 Processing Threads
Level 1 Cache
4 x 32 KB instruction caches 4 x 32 KB data caches
Level 2 Cache
256KB (per core)
Smart Cache
8MB
Bus/Core Ratio
34
Thermal Power
95W
Maximum Operating Temperature
72.6C
Processor Architecture
32nm SOI
Processor Data Width
32-Bit/64-Bit
Socket Type
Socket 1155
Stepping
D2
Graphics Specifications
Graphics Specifications
Integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Core
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Base Frequency
850 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.35 GHz
Intel HD Graphics
Yes
Intel HD Graphics with Dynamic Frequency
Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video
Yes
Intel InTRU 3D Technology
Yes
Intel Wireless Display
No
Intel Flexible Display Interface (Intel FDI)
Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Yes
Dual Display Capable
Yes
Memory Specifications
Maximum Memory Supported
32GB
Memory Types Supported
DDR3-1066
DDR3-1333
Memory Channels Supported
2
Maximum Memory Bandwidth
21GB/s
ECC Memory Support
No
Expansion Options
PCI Express Revision
2.0
PCI Express Ports
1
Manufacturer Warranty
Labor
3 Years
Parts
3 Years
Package Contents
What's in the Box
Processor, Intel designed thermal solution (Fan, Heatsink)

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More on the Intel® Core i7 2600K LGA 1155

Intel Integrated Graphics
No need to add a costly, external graphics card, Intel technology provides and integrated graphics solution that provides an exceptional visual experience optimized for Blu-ray and HD video.

Intel HD Graphics 3000
Gamers will love Intel's new built-in HD Graphics integrating high-performance graphics and media processing right on the processor. Created to provide discrete 3D graphics performance without busting your budget or draining power or battery life like an add-in card can, HD Graphics 3000 brings you the ultimate gaming experience on Intel-based platforms with titles optimized for Intel HD Graphics.

You benefit from accelerated graphics processing, higher performance, improved energy efficiency, faster 3D rendering including enhanced visuals and even better responsiveness.

Delivering up to three times the performance of previous generation Intel HD Graphics, Intel's latest technology is built with an eye on the future of gaming so you'll enjoy stunning and immersive visual experiences — like you're really there amidst all of the action — for the foreseeable future.

Intel Quick Sync Video
Built into every 2nd generation Intel Core™ processor, Quick Sync Video enables users to quickly create, edit, synchronize, and share video files from home or make them available online without the need for extra hardware. In addition, media conversion between devices takes just minutes thanks to hardware acceleration streamlining this process at incredible speed. That includes creating DVDs, Blu-ray™ discs, or editing and converting HD videos for portable media devices or uploading to your favorite social media sites.

Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Enjoy better than ever visual quality and color fidelity enhancements and exceptionally vivid HD and Blu-ray™ playback. Built into every 2nd generation Intel Core™ processor, Clear Video Technology takes color accuracy to a whole new level bringing every image to life whether you're surfing the Net, catching an HD movie, or enjoying your own videos.

By using a combination of hardware and software technologies, Intel has enabled enhanced high-quality, 108p high-def image rendering in a variety of media including Blu-ray and streaming web content.

Intel Turbo Boost 2.0
Just as Intel has released its next generation Core i-series processors, it also has improved its Turbo Boost technology with version 2.0. Automatically activated to increase processor performance to its highest state, Turbo Boost 2.0 enables the processor frequency to dynamically increase, based on demand, until maximum frequency is reached depending on the number of active cores. In addition, Turbo Boost 2.0 uses several algorithms working together to power, current, and temperature to ensure energy efficiency. For short periods of time, Turbo Boost 2.0 can even enable the processor to run at a higher power level than its rated upper power limit.

Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel's hyper-threading technology means you'll get peak performance for your multithreaded applications thanks to higher processing throughput. To put it simply, each core of the processor is capable of working on multiple tasks at the same time.

Intel Virtualization Technology
Consolidates multiple environments into a single server or PC. It provides greater user flexibility that can help reduce costs, improve security, and increase resiliency regarding contingency planning.

Intel AES-NI
Advance Encryption Standard New Instructions AES-NI, is an encryption standard used by the U.S. government since 2001 and now is commonly used in software to protect network traffic, personal data, and corporate IT infrastructure. Intel processors use AES in addition to a set of six new instructions to enable hardware to do some of the work of AES, thereby accelerating its execution by three to 10 times compared with relying solely on software.

Intel 64
Take advantage of 64-bit computing when using 64-bit compatible software. This architecture enables systems to access more than 4GB of virtual and physical memory. Also known as EM64T, it is fully compatible with 32-bit operating systems giving you the flexibility to upgrade to a 64-bit OS when ever you're ready. Intel's 64 architecture works on servers, workstations, desktops, and mobile platforms.

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Now get even more performance enhancing, energy conserving benefits from Intel. With SpeedStep technology, your processor simultaneously switches voltage and frequency to high or low levels depending on processor load. Enhanced SpeedStep technology performs voltage and frequency changes separately so the system performs better with reduced latency due to system unavailability.

Thermal Monitoring Technologies
This feature is designed to protect the processor in the event of unusual circumstances such as cooling fan failure which can cause damage if internal chassis temperatures become higher than normal. It works by reducing the processor's power consumption if the programmed thermal temperature is exceeded.

The processor contains a thermal diode which measures the actual CPU temperature and relays its temperature and thermal requirements to the motherboard. The motherboard uses those requirements to control the processor fan and ensure it does not spin faster than necessary - even under worst case power use.

Execute Disable Bit
Reduces your system's exposure to viruses and mal-ware attacks, and the chances of self-executing and propagating software from taking down your system or network. That can save you costly repairs, lost productivity, and revenue.

 

 

 

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  • Labor: 3 Years
  • Parts: 3 Years

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