Originally Posted by John Doe
Yeah, they might have improved their batch but I'm starting to think they're doing it on purpose, because the early 2600K's OC'ed better than the later ones. They might just keep the good 2500/2600k's to re-release them under a different name...
Seems to be the way of the beast- reminds me of what AMD did to the XP 3200 after the Athlon 64s came out- locked the multiplier down...
But both companies have done that to phase out models, eventually the 2550K and 2650K will appear and the 00 models will phase out then a 2800/2750 K appears along side the 2*50 series etc.