Intel today rolled out two new high-performance processors aimed at the enthusiast community, which is sure to please users of LGA1156 platform. The release includes the quad-core Core i7 875K, and dual-core Core i5 655K. Based on the 45 nm Lynnfield die, the Core i7 875K is clocked at 2.93 GHz, with a maximum Turbo Boost speed of 3.60 GHz. While having identical clock speeds to the Core i7 870, the 875K comes with a fully unlocked BClk multiplier, which is featured in Extreme Edition processors. The unlocked multiplier helps with overclocking. Also featured is that the core and DRAM ratios are unlocked so memory bus speeds can be kept independent of the core speed to an extant. The processor retains the TDP rating of 95W, which other Lynnfield-based processors have. It has a monolithic die which houses the processor and northbridge, dual-channel DDR3 memory controller, and PCI-Express root complex. Intel HyperThreading Technology enables 8 logical CPUs for the OS to deal with. The second processor in the offering is the Core i5 655K. This processor is identical in core clock speeds to the Core i5 650. It has a default clock speed of 3.20 GHz, with maximum Turbo Boost speed of 3.46 GHz. The unlocked BClk multiplier and memory ratio benefits overclocking. Based on the 32 nm Clarkdale die, the Core i5 655K has a 45 nm northbridge die which houses the dual-channel DDR3 memory controller, embedded graphics processor, and PCI-Express root complex. HyperThreading enables 4 logical CPUs for the OS to deal with. The IGP continues to be clocked at 733 MHz. Intel set surprisingly competitive prices for these processors. The Core i7 875K is priced much lower than the Core i7 870. The i7 875K is priced at US $342, even as the i7 870 is priced over $550. The i5 655K is priced at $216, which is a slight premium over the i5 650 which goes for $190. Perhaps this pricing comes as highly competitive to AMD's offerings at those price-points, which include the overclocker-friendly Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition, and Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition.