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Compare Core i7 i7-2600K Quad-core 4 Core 3.40 GHz Processor - Socket H2 LGA-1155 - 1 (1 MB - 8 MB Cache - Yes - 32 nm - 95 W - 162.7°F 72.6°C), Core i7 Quad-core i7-950 3.06GHz Processor (3.06GHz - 4.8GT/s QPI - 1MB L2 - 8MB L3 - Socket B LGA-1366)

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Core i7 i7-2600K Quad-core 4 Core 3.40 GHz Processor - Socket H2 LGA-1155 - 1 (1 MB - 8 MB Cache - Yes - 32 nm - 95 W - 162.7°F 72.6°C)
Core i7 i7-2600K Quad-core 4 Core 3.40 GHz Processor - Socket H2 LGA-1155 - 1 (1 MB - 8 MB Cache - Yes - 32 nm - 95 W - 162.7°F 72.6°C)
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Core i7 Quad-core i7-950 3.06GHz Processor (3.06GHz - 4.8GT/s QPI - 1MB L2 - 8MB L3 - Socket B LGA-1366)
Core i7 Quad-core i7-950 3.06GHz Processor (3.06GHz - 4.8GT/s QPI - 1MB L2 - 8MB L3 - Socket B LGA-1366)
$326.01
Benchmarks Scores Results Results
Logic: Fritz Chess
Chess game
(multi-threaded)
Score in ScoreGo
13125.00 11659.00
Power Consumption: System/CPU Peak
using Prime 95
(Power Requirement [Watts])
Score in WattsGo
149.00 0.00
Video Editing: Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
Encoding Video to H.264 Blu-ray 720p
(Video runtime 2min 21s)
Score in Time [mm:ss]Go
224.00 257.00
Encryption: SiSoftware Sandra 2010 Pro (SHA256)
SHA256 Encryption

Score in MB/sGo
876.00 837.00
Video Transcode: Handbrake (MPEG-2 to H.264)
Video Transcoding: MPEG-2 to H.264
((High Profile))
Score in Time [mm:ss]Go
122.00 149.00
PCMark Vantage Overall Result
PCMark Suite

Score in ScoreGo
10521.00 9834.00
Archiving: WinRAR 3.92 x64
File Compression (multi-threaded)
(Medium compression)
Score in Time [mm:ss]Go
54.00 75.00
Audio Encoding: Lame 3.98.3 (wav to mp3 Audio)
Audio Encoding: wav to mp3
(160 Kbit/s)
Score in Time [mm:ss]Go
87.00 109.00
Cinebench 11.5 (Multi-threaded)
multi-threaded

Score in ptsGo
6.87 5.49
3DMark Vantage Overall Performance
Overall Score 1.0.2

Score in ScoreGo
16480.00 15682.00
Gaming: Left 4 Dead
1680x1050, 1.0.0.5
(Medium settings)
Score in FPSGo
230.80 178.80
PDF Creation: Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional
PDF Document Creation

Score in Time [mm:ss]Go
67.00 85.00
Raw Performance: SiSoftware Sandra 2010 Pro (GFLOPS)
GFLOPS

Score in ScoreGo
83.30 67.44
3DMark Vantage High
Overall Score 1.0.2

Score in ScoreGo
23640.00 19642.00
Power Consumption: System Idle
Power measured at the plug
(Power Requirement [Watts])
Score in WattsGo
65.00 0.00
Video Editing: Adobe After Effects CS5
Rendering 3 Streams into 1
(210 Frames)
Score in Time [mm:ss]Go
69.00 80.00
Encryption: SiSoftware Sandra 2010 Pro (AES256)
AES256 Encryption

Score in MB/sGo
5730.00 576.00
Image Rendering: 3DS Max 2010
Image Rendering (1440x1080)
(Space Flyby Mentalray)
Score in Time [mm:ss]Go
181.00 211.00
Archiving: 7-Zip 0.91 Beta
File Compression (multi-threaded)
(LZMA2 Medium Compression)
Score in Time [mm:ss]Go
41.00 47.00
Memory Bandwitdh: SiSoftware Sandra 2010 Pro (Mem)
Memory Bandwidth

Score in GB/sGo
17.90 19.00
Audio Encoding: iTunes 9.0.3.15 (wav to aac Audio)
Audio Transcoding
(wav to aac)
Score in Time [mm:ss]Go
63.00 81.00
Cinebench 11.5 (Single-threaded)
single-threaded

Score in ptsGo
1.52 1.15
PCMark Vantage Memory Test
Memories Suite

Score in ScoreGo
8226.00 7774.00
Archiving: WinZIP 14
File Compression
(Compression: Best Method)
Score in Time [mm:ss]Go
197.00 240.00
Video Transcode: Mainconcept Reference v2.0 (MPEG-2 to H.264/AVC)
Video Transcoding: MPEG-2 to H.264/AVC
(FullHD Video)
Score in Time [mm:ss]Go
58.00 69.00
ALU Performance: SiSoftware Sandra 2010 Pro (ALU)
ALU Performance
(Dhrystone GIPS)
Score in ScoreGo
114.30 94.00
3DMark Vantage GPU Performance
GPU Score

Score in ScoreGo
14969.00 14694.00
Gaming: Left 4 Dead 2
1680x1050
(Medium settings)
Score in FPSGo
259.50 212.30
Image Processing: Adobe Photoshop CS 5
Image Processing
(Applying 6 filters to a 69 MB TIF image)
Score in Time [mm:ss]Go
95.00 107.00
Encryption: SiSoftware Sandra 2010 Pro (Overall)
Encryption Score

Score in MB/sGo
2210.00 706.00