- Sep 24, 2010
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|Motherboard||Asus P6T Deluxe V2|
|Cooling||Zalman CNPS10X Extreme|
|Memory||Kingston HyperX 3x 2GiB|
|Video Card(s)||MSI GTX 570|
|Storage||OCZ Vertex 3 120GB + 8TB|
|Power Supply||Chieftec 750W|
99% of 2600k's will do 3.5Ghz with no bump in Vcore. So I highly doubt these are binned at all.
As i see it, with this move intel just says to itself that yields are getting even more mature, so it is time to boost clock speed a little and discontinue previous sku (and because there is no binning, 2600k is unmanufacturable at this point; only 2700k comes off the lines). Right now the diff between chips intel shipped now and half year ago is almost unnoticeable. But as time goes, quallity delta will become bigger and it will be more noticable.
And of course, upgrade from 2600k to 2700k undoubtedly would be great fail : ).