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The Legendary Core i7-2600K Ten Years Later: Still Playing New Games?

The authors of the GECID.com channel have tested the performance of the Core i7-2600K processor in 17 modern games.

Experts from GECID.com have found out how modern games are going in Full HD on various settings with a configuration based on the Core i7-2600K. At the same time, projects such as Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Battlefield 2042, Cyberpunk 2077, Deathloop, Escape From Tarkov, Far Cry 6, Forza Horizon 5, Halo Infinite (MP), Red Dead Redemption 2, StarCraft II, The Witcher 3 were launched: Wild Hunt, Warframe, ARK: Survival Evolved, Grand Theft Auto V, Rust, Rainbow Six: Siege, Watch Dogs: Legion.

The best results in terms of average performance were obtained with the Core i7-2600K in Rainbow Six: Siege(192 fps, Full HD, ultra settings), Warframe(166 fps, Full HD, high graphics settings; 131 fps, Full HD, maximum settings), Forza Horizon 5(123 fps, Full HD, medium graphics settings). Also, 100 or more frames per second on average turns out to be achieved in Halo Infinite(111 fps, Full HD, low graphics settings), Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla(100 fps, Full HD, medium graphics settings).

The processor demonstrates the worst performance values ​​in Watch Dogs: Legion(53 fps, Full HD, high settings), Battlefield 2042(56 fps, Full HD, low settings), Cyberpunk 2077(57 fps, Full HD, ultra settings).

All other results can be seen in the graphs above.

In general, the Core i7-2600K processor costs about $ 70. If you want to upgrade your system with a Core i3 processor, then this model will do just fine. Although it must be said that the performance against the background of more modern devices is not very high and there is support for the outdated DDR3 memory standard and PCIe 2.0 interface.

Tested PC Configuration: – CPUIntel Core i7-2600K; – motherboardASUS P8P67; – cooling systemNZXT Kraken Z63; – RAMG.Skill TridentX 2x8GB DDR3-2400; – graphics cardSAPPHIRE Radeon RX 6900 XT NITRO+ SE; – SSDApacer AS350X 1TB; – SSDApacer Panther AS350 1TB; – power unitSeasonic Prime PX-850 850W; – frameZalman Z7 NEO Black Tempered Glass.

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