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October 26, 2011 12:22:01 AM

Is is worth the extra $$ over the 2600k? building a new pc and need some input... also if you could help me find a really good motherboard to go along with either of them i'd greatly appreciate it.

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October 26, 2011 12:26:25 AM

It is only good for bragging rights! Motherboard for gaming, SLI and crossfire or something else?
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October 26, 2011 12:30:21 AM

looking to build an over the top gaming pc, lol not really sure where to start
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October 26, 2011 12:34:24 AM

A really big question I need to ask is.. Will you notice a huge difference between the i5/i7 2500-2700k's (1155) and the i7-9xx's (1366) in terms of gaming?
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October 26, 2011 12:37:34 AM

For gaming I5 2500K equals or close to it the 2600K so defining based on budget and claim for bragging rights is a good place to start.
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October 26, 2011 12:41:01 AM

Is there anything better coming out within the next couple months that has been announced by chance? Looking at ordering/building around black friday / christmas because of the deals that go on around that time.
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October 26, 2011 12:42:26 AM

I'd start with i2500k work out the rest of your system, then if you got the extra cash, go for the i2700k.
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October 26, 2011 12:43:15 AM

No, you will not even notice the diff between the 2500k and 2700k for games. as the biggest diff is Hyperthreadding and most games are still not even using all 4 cores of the 2500k

thats not to say there is no diff at all. just that you would be FAR better off spending that $100 on better vid card than going up to the 2600k/2700k.

but if your already putting multiple 6970's or 580's in then what the hell right?
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October 26, 2011 12:46:50 AM

yes sandy bridge E is due to be relased soon (replacement for the 980x and 990x cpu's)

most likley LGA2011 socket but nothing is set in stone yet. no mention of price, performance or upgrade path.

check out this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Bridge
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October 26, 2011 1:10:11 AM

tnewbs said:
Is is worth the extra $$ over the 2600k? building a new pc and need some input...


Ask yourself if it is worth paying an extra $55 for 100MHz.

To put it another way... The i7-2700k's stock speed (not Turbo Boost) is 2.94% higher than the i7-2600k's stock speed. The i7-2700k's price is 17.46% higher than the i7-2600k's price. Does that sound like an awesome deal?
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October 26, 2011 1:15:35 AM

^+1 exactly! the 2700K will reward you with an extra 1-2 fps in gaming.
Another $50 towards a better gpu or ssd.
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October 26, 2011 1:16:10 AM

As stated, the i5-2500k is better for games. It is 200MHz slower than the i7-2700k, but it is also $150 less expensive. Is 200MHz worth the extra $150? I'll let you decide...

The Sandy Bridge-E is actually meant for the enthusiast market. I'm not sure if the price / performance ratio will be worth it for a gaming PC. We'll have to wait for some benchmarks.

Ivy Bridge is the CPU to wait for; at least for the vast majority of people.
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October 26, 2011 1:18:29 AM

^not to mention these cpu's are designed to be OC'd. Its a guarentee that if you bought the 2600k you could overclock it 100mhz without need for extra cooling or any voltage increase. That makes the 2700k a pointless chip.
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October 26, 2011 3:23:20 AM

The i7-2700K are for sale (now); see -> http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/316856-28-intel-2700k...

Come on guys, if you're going to get A-N-Y "K" then duh OC it. The difference between the i7-2600K and i7-2700K is (15 seconds) changing the CPU Ratio (+1) then performance is identical. No Pixie Dust needed.
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October 26, 2011 3:27:51 AM

^^^

We have already discussed the i7-2700k's awesome deal....

An extra 100MHz for only $55 more. Amazing bargain.
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October 26, 2011 5:28:52 AM

^^ Means your temps wont be as high, which translates into higher clock speeds.
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October 26, 2011 5:49:07 AM

I had read that the I5 2500K doesn't support Crossfire and SLI as good as the I7 is that true?
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October 26, 2011 5:58:34 AM

you pay $15 more for a 100mhz.

Its not about supporting its a matter if your cpu can keep up with 2 gpus cutting through their workload. The 2500k have no problem keeping up unless your running a extremely low resolution with high end gpus
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October 26, 2011 6:00:56 AM

I'm running a couple game on 1080X720 would that be considered low resolution?
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October 26, 2011 6:05:34 AM

Whats your native? 1080X720 is extremely low.
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October 26, 2011 6:11:18 AM

The moniter is set at 1280X1024 but the in game resolution is set at that ( 1080X720).
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October 26, 2011 6:23:49 AM

What gpu are you going to get. I suggest you up your native by getting another lcd
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October 26, 2011 6:33:20 AM

I have a 6950 right now. Could running a high-end video card with I guess what would be considered low res on both the native and game cause in game lag?
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October 26, 2011 6:39:40 AM

a 6950 on 1280?
Your bottlenecking the hell out of your cpu. What cpu do you have?
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October 26, 2011 6:48:55 AM

The I5 2500K. I am going to get a new moniter it was going to be one of my first upgrades after my build. The build is finished so the moniter is next. I just didn't have the money at the time to spend 1000+ on a build and another 300+ on a moniter. I'm working on it though. I was looking at a few moniters and I saw some say wide screen and some don't. What is the difference and which is better for gaming. Obviously one is..well wide screen but what effect if any does widescreen have vs non wide screen in gaming?
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October 26, 2011 6:53:44 AM

Why would you have a high end graphics card, like the 6970, with such a low resolution...??
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October 26, 2011 6:56:43 AM

because I just built this computer and I'm using an old LCD moniter. As said above I didn't have the money for a moniter too so I just did the build and upgrade the moniter when I have the money.
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October 26, 2011 7:00:51 AM

OK thanks.O and does widescreen vs non widecreen make any difference in gaming?
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October 26, 2011 7:12:25 AM

Personally for me games are meant for 4:3

What you can do get a cheap lcd so long just to do justice to your gpu and run it a higher resolution. You can always save up and treat yourself a good one later if you decide to add another gpu. But your wasting your money running that gpu on 1280. A guy with a cheaper gpu of below 100usd will get a better experience than you
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October 26, 2011 9:49:00 AM

2700K is very similar to 2600K - the only difference is the extra CPU multiplier and hence the extra 100MHz in 2700K. That means 2700K has default frequency of 3.5GHz and up to 3.9GHz Turbo. Otherwise 2700K is equal to 2600K
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5009/intel-releases-core-...

2600k - 1.208v?? It varies from chip to chip; each has a VID that falls w/n a range. And even if you had the same chip and placed it in different mobos you might see different loaded vcore numbers even though in each case the CPU is sending the same VID info to the mobo.
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October 26, 2011 9:49:21 AM

use that extra cash elsewhere .
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October 26, 2011 11:42:07 AM

gnomio said:
2700K is very similar to 2600K - the only difference is the extra CPU multiplier and hence the extra 100MHz in 2700K. That means 2700K has default frequency of 3.5GHz and up to 3.9GHz Turbo. Otherwise 2700K is equal to 2600K
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5009/intel-releases-core-...

2600k - 1.208v?? It varies from chip to chip; each has a VID that falls w/n a range. And even if you had the same chip and placed it in different mobos you might see different loaded vcore numbers even though in each case the CPU is sending the same VID info to the mobo.

The VID for all the 32 nm K's falls into the same range. And if you are buying a brand new boxed CPU, you have no way of knowing what the VID will be.
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October 26, 2011 12:54:54 PM

I have a 23" Asus from Newegg which was $169 and on sale frr $159 from time to time. 1920X1080 res 60 Hz. Looks sweet to me. Plenty of nice monitors out there for under $300. Definitely get the wide-screen. A 27' or 28" monitor will run $300 and up.
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October 26, 2011 2:32:21 PM

dontqqnub said:
Look at the voltages, at factory clock.
2600k - 1.208v http://www.guru3d.com/imageview.php?image=28281

2700k - 1.056v http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1751/intel-2...



To me this is exactly the point of the 2700K. Is a bump to the multiplier from the factory worth $55 over a 2600K? Absolutely not. But these chips I'm sure are picked out as the chips that binned the best and thus are able to achieve their factory clocks at much lower voltage. This means you'll either be able to overclock equal to a 2600K with less voltage/heat or your clocks with a 2700K will be higher at equal heat levels. That very well may be worth $55 to a lot of people. I very well may be one of them, but I'm not sure yet.
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October 26, 2011 2:38:13 PM

+1 I remember reading something about the 2700K being picked from the best chips that come out so if your overclocking to its max then the $55 is worth it otherwise not at all.
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October 26, 2011 2:41:08 PM

HugoStiglitz said:
yes sandy bridge E is due to be relased soon (replacement for the 980x and 990x cpu's)

most likley LGA2011 socket but nothing is set in stone yet. no mention of price, performance or upgrade path.

check out this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Bridge


Here is Tom's review of an engineering sample 3960X: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-3960x-x79-p...

Also, pricing will be the standard 1000 for the 3690X, somewhere in the 560-580 range for the 3930K, and somewhere in the 300's for the 3820.

Rumors suggest that Ivy Bridge-E will eventually replace SB-E on socket 2011, but I'm not sure anyone can say that for certain at this point.
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October 26, 2011 2:46:06 PM

I've been considering going Sandy Bridge for a while now and I'd like to achieve safe stable 24/7 clocks in the upper 4's to 5 Ghz if possible. Could I do that on a 2600K? Yea, probably. But to me a "safe stable 24/7 clock" is one that passes significant time on prime 95 (10+ hours) and never exceeds 70-72 on the cores. I have a much better chance of achieving that with a 2700K than 2600K.
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October 26, 2011 3:15:03 PM

thebski said:
I've been considering going Sandy Bridge for a while now and I'd like to achieve safe stable 24/7 clocks in the upper 4's to 5 Ghz if possible. Could I do that on a 2600K? Yea, probably. But to me a "safe stable 24/7 clock" is one that passes significant time on prime 95 (10+ hours) and never exceeds 70-72 on the cores. I have a much better chance of achieving that with a 2700K than 2600K.


That pretty much sums it up perfectly. If you wait a few weeks there may more more reviews about and info on how much better they overclock but chip always vary so there will be no 100% answer.
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October 26, 2011 5:17:16 PM

I don't think it would be worth $55 extra going with 2700k unless going for more than 4.5ghz overclock. Although I think 2500k is more than sufficient building block for good gaming rig.
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October 26, 2011 5:18:44 PM

JJLD said:
I don't think it would be worth $55 extra going with 2700k unless going for more than 4.5ghz overclock. Although I think 2500k is more than sufficient building block for good gaming rig.


+1 :) 
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