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Intel Readies Core i5-2550K Quad-Core Unlocked Processor

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. radrok

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    Socket 2011 will see Core i7 3820 in January and will have IvyBridge-E :) Hopefully an X version with 20MB L3 cache and 8 Cores
    Great times ahead for LGA 2011
     
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    As a 2500k owner these posts sum up my sediments exactly. No point basically and a pure marketing move/money grab. Even if they are better binned chips...why spend more than what I have already spent for it's slightly younger brother. Well played Intel, well played.
     
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    These are probably on the same silicon wafer that other 2500ks come from. Intel probably knows where the best dies come from on an array on a wafer. I think they just pick the best locations for these and then up the speed a little. I'm sure there are many current 2500ks out there that are binned just as good as these.

    I'm saving my money for i5-3750k.
     
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    Your comment makes no sense!
     
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    Because its more expensive to produce and 99% of people out there don't need quad channel memory.
     
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    So, people are hoping for better binned chips?

    SB chips are already clocked woefully below their potential. Intel is in no need of binning anything.

    At the 2550k pricepoint the 2600k makes much more sense
     
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    Wanna heat things up? Make a 2600K w/o the iGPU for 299.99$ :D
     
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    How so?
     
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    This as a price rise, disguised as binning. Future 2500K might not OC as well if the good ones are being rebadged.
     
  10. radrok

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    You should explain yourself if you are going to make such statement
     
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    I just got my 2600k for that price from tigerdirect last month
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    To make this a worth while chip over the 2500k it either :

    1. Needs to be speed binned and overclock and or use less volts
    2. Run hyper threading

    If it's literally a speed bumped 2500k then it has no purpose.
     
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    The whole point of i5s is that they don't run Hyper-threading and have less cache than i7s. And the other two things you mentioned have already been mentioned OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND times this thread. :D

    Are you guys forgetting (understandably, this is TPU after all) about the i5 2500? Wouldn't they just be the binned ones?
     
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    I run my i5k stable/24/7 @4.7 without any issues, had it at that since i bought it few mnths back. havent even got that fancy cooler either,just basic single rad liquid etc. @ idle it sits on 20-30c depending on ambient. this version may have even more headroom id predict.
     
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    this minus $50.

    What on earth is the point of iGPUs with a processor that fast? Waste of space and money. :mad: :laugh:
     

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