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Intel i7-2600S Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 65W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I72600S

  • 32nm Sandy Bridge 65W
  • 8MB L3 Cache
  • Intel HD Graphics 2000
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Whether it’s HD media, 3D gaming, or serious multitasking, unlock your full potential with the 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2600S processor. With top-of-the-line speed complemented by Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, a rich set of features, and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, it delivers 2nd generation smart performance at its best with the flexibility to set your system specs just the way you like. Moreover, the 2nd generation Intel Core processor with alpha suffix “S” that indicates “Performance Optimized Lifestyle” has a lower TDP of 65W, ideal for both performance and energy conscious users.

  • newegg Fully Integrated Microarchitecture on 32nm Process The Intel microarchitecture codename Sandy Bridge is an incredible leap in processor integration and manufacturing introduced in the 2nd generation Intel Core processor family. Manufactured entirely on Intel 32nm process technology, Sandy Bridge unifies processor cores, the memory controller, last-level cache (LLC), and graphics and media processing. Such tight integration enables a host of performance and efficiency improvements, including fast access by cores and graphics to shared data in the last-level cache to accelerate graphics processing, fewer buses over which data and signaling must travel for faster processing, and more memory bandwidth for the cores to boost system performance.
  • newegg Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 More intelligent, energy-efficient, and dynamic than previous generation, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 gives you accelerating performance when you need it. It delivers an even greater automatic speed increase by allowing processor and graphics cores to run faster than the base operating frequency for demanding applications if the processor is operating below power, current, and temperature specification limits.
  • newegg Intel Smart Cache Intel Smart Cache Technology dynamically allocates the shared cache to each processor core based on workload. This efficient, multi-core-optimized implementation increases the probability that each core can access data from faster, more efficient cache subsystem resulting in significantly reduced latency for frequently used data and improved performance.
  • newegg Integrated DDR3 Memory Controller Integrated memory controller enables two channels of DDR3 1066/1333 MHz memory, resulting in up to 21 GB/sec memory bandwidth. Plus the memory controller's lower latency and higher memory bandwidth delivers amazing performance for data-intensive applications.
  • newegg Built-in Visuals (with H/Z68 Chipset) The 2nd generation Intel Core i processors integrate a suite of technologies built right into the processor that deliver stunning visual experiences. Intel Quick Sync Video is breakthrough hardware acceleration that makes fast work of creating, editing, synchronizing, and sharing your videos at home and on the internet. Built-in Intel HD Graphics enables superior mainstream gaming and 3D experiences – without the need for a discrete graphics card. Enjoy stunning visual quality and color fidelity for spectacular HD playback and immersive web browsing with Intel Clear Video HD Technology, plus the ultimate 3D visual experiences seamlessly from your PC with Intel InTru 3D Technology.
  • newegg Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (HT Technology) Intel Hyper-Threading Technology delivers thread-level parallelism on each processor resulting in more efficient use of processor resources—higher processing throughput—and improved performance on the multi-threaded software of today and tomorrow.

Learn more about i7-2600S

Model

Brand
Intel
Series
Core i7
Model
BX80623I72600S

CPU Socket Type

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1155

Tech Spec

Core Name
Sandy Bridge
# of Cores
Quad-Core
Name
i7-2600S
Operating Frequency
2.8GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost)
L3 Cache
8MB
Manufacturing Tech
32nm
64-Bit Support
Yes
Hyper-Threading Support
Yes
Integrated Memory Controller Speed
Dual Channel DDR3-1066/1333
Virtualization Technology Support
Yes
Integrated Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 2000
Graphics Base Frequency
850MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.35GHz
Multimedia Instruction
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Thermal Design Power
65W
Cooling Device
Heatsink and fan included

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Jeffrey R.
  • 2/21/2013 8:56:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Fast and Cool Running

Pros: This CPU runs very cool with a good heat sink/fan and a decent PC case. I have mine in an Antec P280 which is a nice sized PC case and I'm using a Zalman CNPS9700 heatsink fan. It's working great and is fast and currently idles in the low 20's celsius. I have speed step enabled so that helps too but it's is very fast and uses very low power compared to other i7 CPU's.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I didn't get it from Newegg but wanted to review it here.

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  • Peter Z.
  • 10/27/2012 2:24:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome low power performance

Pros: Awesome workload response and performance and a lower power footprint! Coupled with an SSD boot drive this thing is incredibly fast as a desktop unit. For the non or ocassional gamer it's ideal. Turboboost works great for the occassional heavy spreadsheet calculations, rendering, scientific or engineering calculations and media conversion load on a EVGA Z68 SLI micro motherboard. I did not use the stock Intel cooler but substituted a Coolmaster Hyper212 plus cooler and running an average of 27C to 29C under most workloads. Highest temp seen so far on any core is 37C with turbo boost on for an extended time doing heaving engineering and scientific calculations and rendering. This compares to the over 60C and higher experienced using the stock Intel cooler.

Cons: Runs hot with Intel stock cooler. Suggest using a Coolmaster Hyper212 plus or better instead.

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  • Philip T.
  • 8/9/2012 3:14:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsquick, low power & quad core

Pros: Fast and powerful but still low power. 4 cores are plenty to run a very serious desktop system. Full vPro means you can run a virtualized system (like Xen) with full hardware acceleration.

Cons: A bit expensive. Others have noted it runs a bit hot but I've got it on a mini-ITX board in a tiny case and I've got no problems with heat.

Other Thoughts: I used this in a system specifically to develop and test software for measured boot using TXT and the TPM. Both work well if you buy the right motherboard. I'm using a DQ67EP with great results.

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  • Byron P.
  • 5/9/2012 9:31:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFast means Fun, but Hot Hot Hot

Pros: Speed. This thing just blasts through work like transcoding MOV videos to MP4. With an SSD for storage, you have no reason to wait for things to complete. Lots of work gets completed in very short time. From a usage perspective, this is worth the price, and as of May 2012 is not an expensive upgrade for many integrators.

Cons: Hot. I've changed from the Intel stock fan at 80C to a high-end low-profile fan at 80C and I can't seem to knock the working temp down. At idle I can get it into the 60C area, but I'm worried about this thing running in the heat of the summer. I've checked and rechecked the thermal paste and mounting to no avail. The case if very well vented, there is lots of airflow, and it's still about 80C when I'm suing it at all. So, heat is all the cons I see. A lower price would be awesome.

Other Thoughts: I build small form-factor systems with 100 watt external power supplies. This is just an awesome CPU for teaming up with an SSD and two sticks of memory and fitting in under the 100 watt limit.

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  • Roger W.
  • 4/9/2012 3:34:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Low Power Quad Core Processor

Pros: This is a very responsive low power Quad Core Sandy Bridge processor I use with an Intel DZ68BH motherboard, 16 GB of Mushkin Essentials DDR3-1333 memory, Intel 120GB 510 series SSD, and a Sapphire AMD 6850 graphics card in a desktop. I run Windows 7 Pro in 64bit.

The new system is very responsive and chews through Handbrake Blueray conversions in about 50% less time than a Q6600 processor running Windows XP. Also plays Fallout New Vegas at respectable frame rates.

Offers 400Mhz more clock speed over the 2405S processor

Cons: Rather pricy but I am sensitive, ever since the Pentium-D days, of CPUs requiring more than 80 Watts of power.

I think the boxed heatsink is marginal at 65W and should be replaced with a Core 2 Duo Heatsink. Runs a little hot running Handbrake.

Other Thoughts: I am not disappointed with my new computer.

The 2600S offers 400MHz more clock speed, 2 MB more cache and hyperthreading over the cheaper 2405S processor. If you have the cash, and demand high performance-to-power consumption out of your PC, then 2600S is a good investment and will not disappoint.

However, you can get better value with a 2405S processor.

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  • Austin t.
  • 2/28/2012 9:25:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLittle power house but left me wanting more

Pros: Fast, low voltage, Sandy Bridge,1155 socket type

Cons: Still runs abit hot.

Intel 2000 HD Graphics,not Intel 3000 HD
( this might be a problem with my motherboard ) But CPU lock scrapped side of CPU not sure if its because of the heat spreader/shield or what motherboard CPU lock.

Other Thoughts: I think the pros out weight the cons. And in all its a really nice processor. Fast energy officiant, and using Intels net technology.

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