Thursday, September 22nd 2011

Intel to Reorganize its LGA1155 Core i7 Unlocked Processor Market Placement

In a possible bid to counter the upcoming AMD FX eight-core processors, Intel is reportedly reorganizing its Unlocked Core i7 processor series in the LGA1155 package. Currently there's only one Unlocked Core i7 LGA1155 processor model, the Core i7-2600K, and that is holding on to a US $320 price-point. It will be joined by the Core i7-2700K in the near future.

According to sources, this won't quite be a case of i7-2700K displacing the i7-2600K from its $320 price point, but that the new chip will occupy a slightly higher price point than the $320 the i7-2600K commands. According to the sources VR-Zone spoke with, the new i7-2700K could "end up somewhere close to US$340-350." It would then give Intel the flexibility to play with the price of the i7-2600K as the situation demands (letting the i7-2600K keep its $310~$320 price, or send it down below $300). Intel's Core i7-2700K is expected to launch on October 24, close to two weeks after AMD launches its first AMD FX processors.Source: VR-Zone
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37 Comments on Intel to Reorganize its LGA1155 Core i7 Unlocked Processor Market Placement

#1
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
Here comes the fanboys from both sides of the isle to scream (BD IS AWESOME) While the other side says (INTEL WILL CRUSH AMD WITH THIS MOVE). I wish we could just get some benches out so we can end this already.
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#2
_JP_
Sorry TheMailMan... :)

SB is awesome, but Intel is going to crushed by AMD because of this move.
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#3
Jegergrim
by: TheMailMan78
Here comes the fanboys from both sides of the isle to scream (BD IS AWESOME) While the other side says (INTEL WILL CRUSH AMD WITH THIS MOVE). I wish we could just get some benches out so we can end this already.
AMD is holding that information tighter than a black hole does light...fanboys are going to be inevitable.
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#4
WhiteLotus
by: btarunr
In a possible bid to counter the upcoming AMD FX eight-core processors, Intel is reportedly reorganizing its Unlocked Core i7 processor series in the LGA1155 package. Currently there's only one Unlocked Core i7 LGA1155 processor model, the Core i7-2600K, and that is holding on to a US $320 price-point. It will be joined by the Core i7-2700K in the near future.

According to sources, this won't quite be a case of i7-2700K displacing the i7-2600K from its $320 price point, but that the new chip will occupy a slightly higher price point than the $320 the i7-2600K commands. According to the sources VR-Zone spoke with, the new i7-2700K could "end up somewhere close to US$340-350." It would then give Intel the flexibility to play with the price of the i7-2600K as the situation demands (letting the i7-2600K keep its $310~$320 price, or send it down below $300). Intel's Core i7-2700K is expected to launch on October 24, close to two weeks after AMD launches its first AMD FX processors.

Source: VR-Zone
So is this just a higher clock of the 2600K? Isn't that a bit pointless as the K denotes "unlocked" and those that buy the "unlocked" parts, are (usually) overclockers, who will then just clock the CPU to 2700K levels without the extra money being spent.

Unless the 2700K will be binned to clock higher than normal, I don't see this as being a very important move by Intel, more just swamping the market.
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#5
_JP_
by: WhiteLotus
So is this just a higher clock of the 2600K? Isn't that a bit pointless as the K denotes "unlocked" and those that buy the "unlocked" parts, are (usually) overclockers, who will then just clock the CPU to 2700K levels without the extra money being spent.
It as pointless as K models being priced apart by 5€ from the same-clocked non K models here.
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#6
heky
Intel's Core i7-2700K is expected to launch on October 24, close to two weeks after AMD launches its first AMD FX processors.
Really? Says who?
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#7
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: heky
Really? Says who?
October 12 launch date for AMD FX. Says the internet.
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#8
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: WhiteLotus
So is this just a higher clock of the 2600K? Isn't that a bit pointless as the K denotes "unlocked" and those that buy the "unlocked" parts, are (usually) overclockers, who will then just clock the CPU to 2700K levels without the extra money being spent.

Unless the 2700K will be binned to clock higher than normal, I don't see this as being a very important move by Intel, more just swamping the market.
As pointless as the 560, 565, 965, 970, 975, and 1100T.

Both sides are facing the general problem with relying on unlocked multipliers to sell lower end products. Once you have the low end SKU with an unlocked multiplier, if you want to release something new that is really the same(which is what they always do between real new product launches) your only option is to bump up the multiplier, which is pointless to people like us.
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#9
DigitalUK
if bulldozer ends up being a new powerhouse at lower cost, expect intel to release a fair few new unlocked cheaper i7 cpu's - win win for us - if bulldozer is not as powerful the i7-2700k will either be benched or will be the only one.
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#10
D007
Terms like fanboy are insulting and I thought we tried not to use those here, as it's well know it upsets people. What you expect people to do? We have amd and we have intel and we have people who like them.. The competition wouldn't even be fun without people debating on both sides..lol
Me idc about intel or amd, they don't pay my bills. Whichever gives me bang for the buck I go with.
Show me the numbers!
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#11
LordJummy
I have a feeling I will be rocking my i7 970 for some time to come as my main desktop chip at home.

Maybe I will put together a BD rig for my wife ;)
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#12
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
Im starting to think I should have waited to see the 2700k performance b4 buying the CHV mobo. :confused:
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#13
TRWOV
Wait, aren't both K series CPUs? :confused:

If Intel introduced an i7-2700 non-K CPU ok fine, I understand, but why bother with unlocked CPUs? :wtf: I mean, it isn't a new core or a new node what's the point?

Intel has released new unlocked processors in the past but those have replaced the previous unlocked model (X6700 -> X6800). If I understand, the 2600K won't get EOL.
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#14
bim27142
by: D007
Terms like fanboy are insulting and I thought we tried not to use those here, as it's well know it upsets people. What you expect people to do? We have amd and we have intel and we have people who like them.. The competition wouldn't even be fun without people debating on both sides..lol
Me idc about intel or amd, they don't pay my bills. Whichever gives me bang for the buck I go with.
Show me the numbers!
yup! let the numbers speak.... :toast:
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#15
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: TRWOV
Wait, aren't both K series CPUs? :confused:

If Intel introduced an i7-2700 non-K CPU ok fine, I understand, but why bother with unlocked CPUs? :wtf: I mean, it isn't a new core or a new node what's the point?

Intel has released new unlocked processors in the past but those have replaced the previous unlocked model (X6700 -> X6800). If I understand, the 2600K won't get EOL.
Again, it is the classic marketting problem that AMD has been facing for years. They are raising the clock speed to get people that don't know any better to buy it thinking they are getting something. Since most people do not overclock, the K at the end of the processor doesn't really matter to them, they just see a higher clock speed and higher model number and buy it because it must be better. AMD has been releasing higher clocked unlocked processors without retiring the older ones for quite some time now.
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#16
ensabrenoir
Wow actual release date... intels at it,again:) performance........please its intel. Intel = unecessarily powerful. New intels = unecessarily powerful... now with even more power!!!:rockout: yeah I know. Not really ... I just like saying that
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#17
ViperXTR
2700K? if it has the OC barrier up to ~5Ghz just like the 2600K its kinda pointless. But does it have the same 95W TDP at stock clocks like 2600K? (the only advantage i guess?)
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#18
eidairaman1
by: WhiteLotus
So is this just a higher clock of the 2600K? Isn't that a bit pointless as the K denotes "unlocked" and those that buy the "unlocked" parts, are (usually) overclockers, who will then just clock the CPU to 2700K levels without the extra money being spent.

Unless the 2700K will be binned to clock higher than normal, I don't see this as being a very important move by Intel, more just swamping the market.
remember Enthusiast doesnt mean overclocker.
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#19
caleb
Me thinks its just Intel making sure that BD reviews say: "At stock clocks the i7 beats the...."
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#20
BarbaricSoul
Man, I was really hoping the 2700k was gonna help with the prices of the other SB processor. Oh well, alittle over $200 usd for a 2500k isn't a bad price.
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#22
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: catnipkiller
Cool news but can it run crysis?
No. Its IGP is way too weak for Crysis. :nutkick:
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#23
nINJAkECIL
well I'm sure read somewhere that higher-clocked cpus are binned better than lower-clocked ones.
Anyway,I'm ready for price war.
Hajime!
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#24
Crap Daddy
This would make sense if the 2700k would replace the price point of the 2600K and this one would go down to 250$, the price of the 8150 for a presumably better performance.
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#25
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
i dont understand. AMD is making cheaper models, while intel is raising pricier models?

~:LOL:~
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