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Intel Releases Core i7-2700K Processor

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Intel released its latest performance-segment processor, the Core i7-2700K. The i7-2700K is a quad-core chip in the LGA1155 package, based on the 32 nm "Sandy Bridge" silicon. It is clocked at 3.50 GHz, and features an unlocked base clock ratio multiplier, which makes overclocking possible. It features AVX instruction set, AES native acceleration, HyperThreading (which enables 8 logical CPUs), 256 KB L2 cache per core, and 8 MB of shared L3 cache.

    Apart from these, it packs a dual-channel DDR3 integrated memory controller, PCI-Express root complex, and Intel HD 3000 series integrated graphics. The TDP remains consistent with many other Core i5 and Core i7 "Sandy Bridge" chips, at 95W. An interesting development here is that the pricing of Core i7-2700K didn't turn out to be what Amazon and MWave were charging for their pre-orders (around US $380), the retail price of this chip is merely $15 higher than that of the Core i7-2600K, at $332.

    Source: CPU World
     
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    I care not of this 2700K. Please release an i3-2xxxK and I'll be excited.
     
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    So what's the benefit compared to 2600K since both are unlocked therefore anybody who buys them will eventually overclock?
     
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    meh i am plenty happy with my 2500k. Sure would be nice though
     
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    I am thinking one of two things:

    1.) These are cherry-picked chips, like the 990x and are virtually guaranteed 5.0Ghz on air.

    2.) It's a money grab from Intel. They foresaw Bulldozer failing and decided to release a chip identical to the 2600k but for more money, knowing the average consumer won't know the difference and will pay extra for the 2700k.

    I wish there was at least something more to the 2700k, like 2MB more cache.
     
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    For the average user, this is jsut s small speed bump, supposed to be for small cost.

    For the overclocker, this means that the 2600k is now obsolete, as the higher-binned chips will now become 2700Ks. That also means that perhaps the spread of multis available in each bin will diminish.

    For Intel, it means higher profit margins.


    :roll:
     
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    What are you guys on about. The stepping hasn't changed. These won't overclock any better or worse on average. It's the 920/930 all over again, minus the 930 having a multi advantage.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Quote for truth mate. That would be really nice.
     
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    Intel has conveniently done the cherry picking of the higher efficiency, 'higher quality', higher performance 2600Kchips for you and is charging you a bit more money and rebranding the chip as the 2700K.

    So now, people who couldn't be bothered, or couldn't afford, to buy a half dozen or dozen 2600K's and bin them can get a similar quality, uber-overclockable binned cpu without the hassle. Convenient.

    And now there will be no 'diamond in the rough' 2600K's, because they'll be clocked at 3.5 and branded as 2700K's.
     
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    What factoid has given people the impression Intel will be binning these higher? It hasn't been that long since 1366. There's no reason for everyone to forget how this goes.
     
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    WSell not quite but yeah I guess.

    Hey intel gota crazy idea..

    put your 12EU GPUs into CPUs that people will buy that do not intend to overclock and leave the lame IGP stuff for hte 2500K and 2600K and 2700K units.Setups that people have NO intenetion of using IGP for.
     
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    I think it's foresight. Having two chips within 100MHz of each other and just $15 cost difference makes one chip redundant. I think maybe the 2600k will slowly disappear from the shelves and the 2700k will be the one left. Similar to the i7 920 and 930 as mentioned above. It makes no commercial sense for two models so close to each other.
     
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    Doesnt this mean that 2700K is little more power efficient? Of course those cips come from the same manufacturing line, but i guess they are sorted by their quallity.
    Ok, right now it is kind a invisible (too minor clock speed bump), but lets suppose intel released 2900K 4Ghz chip. Same 95W tdp. To me it seems that those 2900K would be (cherry) picked 2600Ks, with better thermals. Where i am wrong?
     
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    SO....Will it blend?:toast:

    and....need some benches!
     
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    Not necessarily no, when TDP is quoted is quoted at the max TDP for that chip so it will more than likely be slightly lower though not more than. There's nothing to suggest that 2700k's will be higher binned at all, infact it is more likely they are the same silicone with a small 100mhz bump which could be done on any SB chip at stock volts.
     
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    My thoughts exactly, +1 on that NdMk2o1o.
     
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    Intel: 100 MHz = 15 USD
    Not much to be honest, but any 2600K user can do that for about USD 0.
     
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    Which would suggest they will be phasing out the 2600k in favour of this 2700k as opposed to keeping both chips so close in performance and cost. And Intel aren't forcing anyone to buy this over a 2600k, so you can save that $15 if you like ;)
     
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    I just consider that new silicon isn`t reasonable upgrade for current 2600K users, man. Takes just few mouse clicks ;)
     
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    What makes you think this is aimed at 2600k users as an upgrade?? it's clearly not and only aimed at people who are building a new SB rig. I would also imagine it will hold it's resell value slightly better than the 2600k just because it's "the fastest" SB chip and the average user ie: not anyone on here, will just look at the number 2700 vs 2600 regardless of the 100mhz difference.
     
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    I dont think 2600Kers even need any upgrade for now. Let`s see what Ivy will bring to us - that`s could be the probable path for them.

    Also 15 bux price diff is Intel`s recommended, when buying batch of 1000 chips. In reality it`ll be higher @ stock.

    P.S. Nor 2500Kers need any upgrades, using rig maily for gaming. )
     
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    This is what I'm wondering about. The 2600K should disappear quite quickly.

    And anyway, SB-E is out mid-November, which will shake up everything, so I'd wait until then before buying anything. I'm looking to upgrade my system, so I'm holding on too (impatiently).
     
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    NOT AN UP GRADE. THIS IS FOR NEW ADOPTERS and those who were underwhelmed by.....not going to say name or initals.... if u were.... if the average user was going to get a sb rig and had to choose between 2600k or 2700k. For 15 bones(price of a meal at mc donalds). They'll prob go 2700k. Maybe intel really learned something by keeping Prices this low....or their going to drop kick us with sbe
     
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    Finally, someone was thinking in this thread! :toast:

    99% of 2600k's will do 3.5Ghz with no bump in Vcore. So I highly doubt these are binned at all.

    WTF do you eat at mcdonalds? I can get out of there, and Im a hell of an eater, for $7 or less.


    Its too bad the 930 actually clocked WORSE than most 920's (D0).
     
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    Married. Farther of 2. Who Gota get the latest happy meal toys.... thinking in. Terms for the whole
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