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Difference between i7 2600 and i7 2600k?

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September 13, 2011 3:38:27 PM

Hello, what is the difference between the standard and the k varieties when it comes to the latest intel cpu's?

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September 13, 2011 3:46:14 PM

Here are the differences between the Intel® Core™ i7-2600 and the Intel Core i7-2600K:
Intel Core i7-2600
-TXT (Trusted Execution Technology) a business level virus protection feature.
-VT-d (Virtualization with Directed I/O)
-Intel HD 2000 Graphics
Intel Core i7-2600K
-Unlocked multiplier (allows overclocking)
-Intel HD 3000 graphics (Improved graphics)
Unless you are using TXT or VT-d the value of the unlocked multiplier gives the Intel Core i7-2600K a very nice advantage over the Intel Core i7-2600.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
September 13, 2011 3:49:52 PM

Thanks for getting back so quickly. A second question now arrises though, which genuinely gives better bang for buck between the i5 2500k and the i7 2600k?
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September 13, 2011 4:43:44 PM

The better bang for the buck would be the i5 2500k , it's $100 cheaper with the same HD3000 graphics and only .1ghz slower clock. So you would be paying $100 for .1 ghz clock speed. I think that the 2600k might go higher on an overclock but not by much and not worth $100.
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September 13, 2011 4:50:15 PM

If you are doing almost anything up to and including gaming the Intel® Core™ i5-2500K is almost unbeatable in value and performance. If you are going to be doing something like audio/video creation or some other application that is heavily multi-threaded then the Intel Core i7-2600K will give you a performance advantage over the Intel Core i5-2500K.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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September 13, 2011 5:01:14 PM

inzone said:
The better bang for the buck would be the i5 2500k , it's $100 cheaper with the same HD3000 graphics and only .1ghz slower clock. So you would be paying $100 for .1 ghz clock speed. I think that the 2600k might go higher on an overclock but not by much and not worth $100.


Your not paying $100 for .1ghz clock speed ROFL

Your getting 100mhz stock speed, 100mhz turbo increase, 2mb of cache, and Hyperthreading, which is 4 extra virtual cores.

If your doing video editing or encoding, it's totally worth the $100. You can see the benchmarks, the 2600K smokes the 2500K in a lot of benchmarks.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/287?vs=288

Besides, 2500K was not one of the choices the OP asked about.
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September 13, 2011 5:31:16 PM

It would make it a lot easier if rhs815 were to tell us what his intended usage would be and that would determine the recomendation and bang for the buck.
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September 13, 2011 5:39:12 PM

The difference is the 2600K is unlocked and overclockable and has better graphics.
September 13, 2011 6:35:42 PM

Both i7 2600k and i5 2500k use same graphics chipset @ same base frequency.So graphics output is same.
i7-2500k can be overclocked beyond 5GHz(Intel specifies 5.7GHz)
i7-2600k is hard to overclock beyond 4.8GHz
The rest you need to know to know has been well told by IntelEnthusiast.
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September 13, 2011 6:57:00 PM

Anik8 said:
Both i7 2600k and i5 2500k use same graphics chipset @ same base frequency.So graphics output is same.
i7-2500k can be overclocked beyond 5GHz(Intel specifies 5.7GHz)
i7-2600k is hard to overclock beyond 4.8GHz
The rest you need to know to know has been well told by IntelEnthusiast.


Did you even read the title of this post before you replied?? The poster didn't ask about a i5. Were talking about i7's. Please pay attention.

Like I said in my last post. The difference is the 2600K is unlocked and overclockable and has better graphics.


September 13, 2011 7:03:22 PM

geekapproved said:
Did you even read the title of this post before you replied?? The poster didn't ask about a i5. Were talking about i7's. Please pay attention.

Like I said in my last post. The difference is the 2600K is unlocked and overclockable and has better graphics.


rhs815 said:
Thanks for getting back so quickly. A second question now arrises though, which genuinely gives better bang for buck between the i5 2500k and the i7 2600k?


I replied to this one.Thank you and apologies for not quoting this in my previous post.
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September 14, 2011 3:52:44 PM

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I have to call bullshit on this post too. The 2500K and 2600K are both unlocked models, and equally overclockable.

They also both have the IDENTICAL HD3000 graphics implementation.

Clicky
http://ark.intel.com/products/52210
http://ark.intel.com/products/52214


What are you talking about? LOL

Where did I say the 2500K and 2600K were not both unlocked, equally overclockable and have identicle graphics????? :hello: 

The title is "Difference between i7-2600 and i7-2600K. They are NOT equally overclockable, one is NOT unlocked, and the do NOT have the same graphics. Please pay attention.
September 14, 2011 7:10:38 PM

geekapproved said:
What are you talking about? LOL

Where did I say the 2500K and 2600K were not both unlocked, equally overclockable and have identicle graphics????? :hello: 

The title is "Difference between i7-2600 and i7-2600K. They are NOT equally overclockable, one is NOT unlocked, and the do NOT have the same graphics. Please pay attention.


^True he is jumping with ruthless and senseless aggression without realizing the requirements of the owner of the thread.
:pfff: 
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September 14, 2011 10:02:17 PM

AMD fanboy? How can I be a AMD fanboy when I only use Intel cpu's?? Aggression? Without realizing the requirements of the owner?

Wow, you guys must have your threads confused. I'm not surprised since you fail to even understand the title of the post, then try to tell me the specs of something were not even talking about. Wow.
September 15, 2011 8:45:50 PM

me 2.
I slammed the Youngster amd-fanboy by agreeing to GeekApproved's last post.
LOL :pt1cable:  :lol: 
September 23, 2011 3:57:38 AM

The sad part about thinking of 2600 vs 2600K (or 2500 vs 2500K or a number of other matchups) is best summarized in this:

What processor should I buy? Intel's crazy pricing makes my head hurt
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/08/what-proces...

I have to agree with everything in that article and came to the same conclusions today before even stumbling across it.

Intel, please tell us that you're going to rethink this "creativity" in your feature charts come Ivy Bridge. The contradictions and inconsistencies just do not compute.
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