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Core i5-655K .. new unlocked 1156 gamer's chip.

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March 25, 2010 4:58:26 PM

Cool. At a halfway decent price, Intel will sell boxes of them.
March 25, 2010 5:56:13 PM

dual core + gamers =on its last legs
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March 25, 2010 5:58:29 PM

I'm with obsidian86. No gamers currently use dual core chips in new builds unless they're on a very strict budget. In that case, they use AMD. For that price you can have a quad core.

Edit: It's good to see Intel giving a nod to overclockers, but it isn't really needed. Their chips overclock like crazy without unlocked multipliers.
March 25, 2010 8:24:57 PM

me-three ...

... Intel wouldn't do this if there were any future in it (snot) !

... Even the lamer games will be looking for 4 cores, next cycle.

= Al =
March 25, 2010 9:12:41 PM

God.... is Intel punishing us early adopters who bought the LGA1366 motherboards + CPUs? I do hope we get something like this....

At any rate, this is a chip meant to go under LN2/WCing for insane OC, not so much as a "gaming" CPU imo.
March 25, 2010 9:20:55 PM

Shadow703793 said:
, this is a chip meant to go under LN2/WCing for insane OC, not so much as a "gaming" CPU imo.

I am either clueless ... or ... not able to decipher your abbreviations (prolly both) ...

... Please elucidate.

= Thanks =
March 25, 2010 9:22:22 PM

Liquid Nitrogen = LN2

Water cooling = WC
March 25, 2010 9:36:10 PM

^Yup. This "unlocked" CPU is really meant to be OCed the hell out of and meant to break records, not so much as to be used by "gamers".
March 26, 2010 12:35:53 AM

^ I'd get the Ripjaws. Excellent RAM imo, Ripjaws, Dominators, and PI Black are excellent choices for OCing.
April 5, 2010 9:22:31 PM

Best answer selected by Alvin Smith.