Intel Core i7 2700K Will Cost More Than 2600K

Subject: Processors | September 22, 2011 - 11:39 AM |
Tagged: sandy bridge, Intel, core i7, 2700K, 2600K

Intel’s 2600K processor has sat at the top of the company’s lineup for almost a year now. As the company has had time to work out production issues and streamline the binning on their silicon, the Core i7 2700K that was revealed recently through a materials declaration data sheet (MDDS) would be identical to the 2600K except for a 100MHz bump in clock speed. Launching in October 2011, the new processors are said to be great overclockers due to Intel cherry picking the silicon used in the 2700K.


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Interestingly, the 2700K may not replace the current Core i7 2600K processor in the lineup. According to a source by VR-Zone, the 2700K will debut at a higher price point than the 2600K which suggests that Intel has no plans to phase out the processor. Specifically, the new 2700K will not result in cheaper 2600K parts as it debuts at the current list price (for the 2600K) of $317 USD. Rather, VR-Zone suspects that the new Sandy Bridge CPU will launch at a higher price point in the range of $340 to $350 USD.

What are your thoughts on the new Core i7 2700K? Do you think Intel will keep both the 2600K and 2700K around, and (more importantly) will the 2700K be worth the extra money as a pseudo cherry picked 2600K with a 100MHz higher stock clock? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.


Source: VR-Zone

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September 22, 2011 | 05:11 PM - Posted by mark (not verified)

If that overclockability is there then yea its a go.

September 22, 2011 | 05:11 PM - Posted by mark (not verified)

If that overclockability is there then yea its a go.

September 22, 2011 | 06:24 PM - Posted by Tex (not verified)

The 2700K will be of interest to a few. Namely overclockers who love to overclock for the sake of overclocking AND are too impatient to wait for SB-E. Professionals who require hyper-threading will stick with the 2600K variant, or wait for SB-E/Ivy Bridge like us other smarty pants.

Love the netcasts, dudes!

September 22, 2011 | 10:51 PM - Posted by L Vikingo (not verified)

Intel seems to be disconnected from reality and the crisis we are now but that is a normal behavior when a company doesn't have a good competitor to face. They are showing off their monopolistic tusk.

September 23, 2011 | 07:49 PM - Posted by Judesan (not verified)

Ah, such a shame. I'd been waiting for the new chips to drop the price on the old chips. I could've been cruising with a 2500K this whole time!

September 26, 2011 | 04:09 AM - Posted by Tim Verry

haha, same here! Hopefully Ivy Bridge causes some price drops :)

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