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I7 3770K Standard vs i7 3770K Unlocked & Unleashed

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February 18, 2013 8:06:47 AM

Hello, I have been looking at upgrading to an i7 3770K CPU, but there is no info that tells me about the difference between a normal boxed processor versus the box that shows "Unlocked & Unleashed". Can the difference be explained ? Note: A lot of shops don't put which model it is, do I just assume that they are then not the "Unlocked & Unleashed" version ?
February 18, 2013 10:28:42 AM

There's the 3770 which is not "unlocked and unleashed" and the 3770k which is
February 18, 2013 10:38:30 AM

henrypenton said:
There's the 3770 which is not "unlocked and unleashed" and the 3770k which is



What is "unlocked and unleashed" exactly?
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February 18, 2013 11:20:03 AM

thenightgoblin said:
What is "unlocked and unleashed" exactly?



means its got an unlocked multiplier

for overclocking

the 3770 non k version has a locked multiplier

if you want it for gaming then the 3570k is enough
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February 18, 2013 11:39:28 AM

even 3470 for that matter
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February 18, 2013 12:00:01 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
means its got an unlocked multiplier

for overclocking

the 3770 non k version has a locked multiplier

if you want it for gaming then the 3570k is enough


the 3770 does not have a "locked" multiplier, it has a limited locked multiplier. it can be overclocked up to 400mhz past its max 4 core turbo.
February 18, 2013 12:00:07 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
means its got an unlocked multiplier

for overclocking

the 3770 non k version has a locked multiplier

if you want it for gaming then the 3570k is enough




This was my assumption too. But when I see advertising on various sites for the very same cpu namely the "3770K" CPU, then I see some of the companies advertising the 3770K CPU with a box that is marked without "Unlocked & Unleashed" written on it. And then I see others that are selling the 3770K CPU where the box has been marked "Unlocked & Unleashed". This was my main concern for asking the question in the first place. Also note that for both boxes they show the very same Intel part # i.e. BX80637I73770K

examples without "unlocked & unleashed"
http://www.dabs.com/products/intel-core-i7-3770k-s1155-...
http://www.ebuyer.com/349026-intel-core-i7-3770k-3-5ghz...
http://www.businessdirect.bt.com/products/intel-core-i7...

(as you can see there is no "unlocked & unleashed" banner at the bottom of the packaging.

Then if you compare it to the following examples with "unlocked & unleashed":

http://www.envizage.com/products/print-i7-3770k-intel-c...
http://www.redstore.com/INTCPU808
http://www.maplin.co.uk/intel-core-i7-3770k-ivy-bridge-...

So as you can see I don't really want to end up with a processor that is not "unlocked & unleashed" when my intended purpose is to overclock it.

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February 18, 2013 1:58:11 PM

the core i7 3770K's packaging caries the Unlocked and Unleashed punch line while 3770's does not. The guys at dabs have uploaded a 3770's box image (with a little photoshoping) for a "K" processor probably coz they did not have the right image.

That's about all that is there to it. have no confusion. there are'nt "two" versions of the 3770K and neither does it have two different packages.
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February 18, 2013 2:02:13 PM

The issue is very simple.

The 3770k has an unlocked multiplier, the 3770 does not. Forget what the box looks like, a 3770k is a 3770k is a 3770k.
February 18, 2013 2:49:46 PM

Many thanks for the replies everybody.

I guess problem solved, now I can go about finding the cheapest 3770K processor, reagrdless of the picture :) 




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February 18, 2013 4:33:51 PM

Also if you see anyone offering special limited "Redline", "Skulltrail", or a number of other bogus just laugh and move on. We dont offer any special processors outside of the normal unlocked "K" or the Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme Editions with an "X".
February 18, 2013 5:20:58 PM

Are you sole purpose is for gaming or rendering? If you are gaming no point in getting the i7, its a waste of $100 to be honest,. You can take that $100 and get a better gpu/psu/ssd or some fancy ram
February 19, 2013 3:07:22 PM

IntelEnthusiast said:
Also if you see anyone offering special limited "Redline", "Skulltrail", or a number of other bogus just laugh and move on. We dont offer any special processors outside of the normal unlocked "K" or the Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme Editions with an "X".



Thanks, I have seen those CPU's on offer in the past.. I would never have bought one, but have always wondered about such claims.. Good to know !
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February 20, 2013 1:58:37 PM

thenightgoblin said:
Thanks, I have seen those CPU's on offer in the past.. I would never have bought one, but have always wondered about such claims.. Good to know !

About a year ago, when I was shopping for a 2500k, I kept seeing this guy on eBay that was selling 2500ks for like $500, claiming they were "guaranteed" to overclock better. For that much cash, I could have just grabbed the faster 3930k!
April 7, 2013 12:32:47 AM

thenightgoblin said:
mcnumpty23 said:
means its got an unlocked multiplier

for overclocking

the 3770 non k version has a locked multiplier

if you want it for gaming then the 3570k is enough




This was my assumption too. But when I see advertising on various sites for the very same cpu namely the "3770K" CPU, then I see some of the companies advertising the 3770K CPU with a box that is marked without "Unlocked & Unleashed" written on it. And then I see others that are selling the 3770K CPU where the box has been marked "Unlocked & Unleashed". This was my main concern for asking the question in the first place. Also note that for both boxes they show the very same Intel part # i.e. BX80637I73770K

examples without "unlocked & unleashed"
http://www.dabs.com/products/intel-core-i7-3770k-s1155-...
http://www.ebuyer.com/349026-intel-core-i7-3770k-3-5ghz...
http://www.businessdirect.bt.com/products/intel-core-i7...

(as you can see there is no "unlocked & unleashed" banner at the bottom of the packaging.

Then if you compare it to the following examples with "unlocked & unleashed":

http://www.envizage.com/products/print-i7-3770k-intel-c...
http://www.redstore.com/INTCPU808
http://www.maplin.co.uk/intel-core-i7-3770k-ivy-bridge-...

So as you can see I don't really want to end up with a processor that is not "unlocked & unleashed" when my intended purpose is to overclock it.



April 7, 2013 12:48:51 AM

Hi I'm a little late to the party regarding this thread but I've been little confused regarding this unclocked and unleashed as I ordered an Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU (4 x 3.40GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 6Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0) from Amazon and when it came although it didn't have the Unclocked and Unleashed writing on the box displayed on the website, the packaging (box) I received did. But and this is where people are getting confused looking at more detail on the Amazon site image http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007RUZKK6/ref=oh_de... it also says on the side of the box that it also has Intel HD graphics 2500 which it doesn't they are Intel Graphics HD4000. Thereby I deduce that Amazon cant be bothered to display the right box for the correct version of processor leading to confusion among buyers, i suspect this is an image of the older Sandy Bridge Processor.

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