a friend is looking for a CPU for a new build and I suggested the Intel Core i7 860 that I have myself. However we saw the 870 is available for very close to the same price. I am wondering what the differences between those two CPUs are?
From the research I have done the 870 seems to run at 2.9 Ghz as the 2.8 for the 860. I have not been able to spot any differences in cache, core, HT support and similar.
Are these prices in Sweden? It is quite strange that i7 860 is greater than i7 870.
The 875k has unlocked multiplier, so it would help you in overclock. That is, if you want to overclock. Otherwise the 870 is fine. Just take a look at the review and you can find some more on Google and decide.