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Intel Releases Core i7-2700K Processor

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Intel has updated its processor price list once again, this time to add the already leaked Core i7-2700K and to reflect the lowered price tag of the Core i3-2120 and of the Pentium G850 and G630.

The i7-2700K is now the performance king on the LGA-1155 platform (until the release of the Ivy Bridge processors), replacing the i7-2600K. The i7-2700K is clocked at 3.5 GHz (100 MHz higher than the 2600K), has four cores (8 threads), 8MB of L3 cache, a TDP of 95W, and integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics. The release costs is $332, which $15 more than the i7-2600K (based on 1,000 units).

Intel has adjusted the prices of the Core i3-2120, Pentium G850 and G630 by roughly 15% across the board.

ModelCoresThreadsFrequencyL3 cacheOld priceNew price
Core i3-2120243.3 GHz3 MB$138$117
Pentium G630222.7 GHz3 MB$75$64
Pentium G850222.9 GHz3 MB$86$75
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    win7guru , October 24, 2011 6:19 PM
    I have my i2600 running at 4.2ghz stable but could probably push it further. Intel more than likely just pushed the same chip and relabeled it.
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    SteelCity1981 , October 24, 2011 6:35 PM
    intel is actually dropping prices on their cpu's............
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    acadia11 , October 24, 2011 6:15 PM
    Come on now, it's not even a battle anymore, if AMD had been ontime with Bull dozer, in 2009, they'd be back on the map, but they wer e2 years late and this is what they get.
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    crisan_tiberiu , October 24, 2011 6:08 PM
    marketing...
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    de5_Roy , October 24, 2011 6:11 PM
    hey bulldozer, get ready to get bulldozed again by the new(with 30w less tdp) pricy performance cpu!
    i read somewhere that intel used the best yields for 2700k chip, may be this one will oc even higher....
    can't wait for a 2700k vs 2600k vs 2500k vs bullwhatever performance comparison. :) 
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    acadia11 , October 24, 2011 6:15 PM
    Come on now, it's not even a battle anymore, if AMD had been ontime with Bull dozer, in 2009, they'd be back on the map, but they wer e2 years late and this is what they get.
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    lp231 , October 24, 2011 6:17 PM
    Core i7 2700K, Xeon E-1280 that didn't pass the Xeon test, so got badged as Core i7 2700K?
    Too bad Core i7 2700k ain't the king of Sandy Bridge CPU, just king in the desktop segment.
    Xeon E3-1890 is the king, running at 3.6GHz and can turbo up to 4GHz.
    http://ark.intel.com/compare/52214,55452,52278
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    win7guru , October 24, 2011 6:19 PM
    I have my i2600 running at 4.2ghz stable but could probably push it further. Intel more than likely just pushed the same chip and relabeled it.
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    xcomvic , October 24, 2011 6:22 PM
    :(  I've been with AMD for years now....I even got a Crosshair V and a 1100T in preparation for an eventual upgrade to Bulldozer. I will wait for Bulldozer 2.0 ...if not...hey when Ivy Bridge comes out, 2500k will be cheap as hell.
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    Partizan92 , October 24, 2011 6:23 PM
    why did they release it.. now i see no point of Intel releasing ivy bridge.. there is no competition for their current CPU lineup... they can just lay back and enjoy...
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    BlackHawk91 , October 24, 2011 6:25 PM
    So extra $15 bucks for only 100Mhz more. How about dropping prices on the 2500k and 2600k instead. I almost forget Intel doesn't need to "compete".
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    amk-aka-Phantom , October 24, 2011 6:30 PM
    Partizan92why did they release it.. now i see no point of Intel releasing ivy bridge.. there is no competition for their current CPU lineup... they can just lay back and enjoy...


    That's why IB is pushed back to 2012.
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    kilo_17 , October 24, 2011 6:33 PM
    So this is basically a 2600k with a slight increase in the factory-set multiplier. Lame.
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    de5_Roy , October 24, 2011 6:33 PM
    Quote:
    why did they release it.. now i see no point of Intel releasing ivy bridge.. there is no competition for their current CPU lineup... they can just lay back and enjoy...

    ivy bridge got pushed back to make room for 2700k and sb-e release. afaik ivb will be released in late q1 2012 - around march-april.
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    cobra5000 , October 24, 2011 6:34 PM
    100 Mhz extra, why bother? Isnt the whole "K" series thing about being unlocked? Just buy a 2600k, go into your bios and two minutes later you have a 2700k and some extra cash in your pocket. This is as bad as AMD's 955-980 series, redundant(sorry AMD, you know I love you). Marketing, pure and simple. Dont waste your money, even if they are binning these things, you really wont get much more for your money.
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    SteelCity1981 , October 24, 2011 6:35 PM
    intel is actually dropping prices on their cpu's............
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    Zagen30 , October 24, 2011 6:39 PM
    Partizan92why did they release it.. now i see no point of Intel releasing ivy bridge.. there is no competition for their current CPU lineup... they can just lay back and enjoy...


    They've been working on IB for years, long before BD started to look like a failure. They're not going to just not release it if it's already done. Plus, I imagine Intel still remembers what happened the last time they got complacent. AMD's not in the same position as it was in the P4 days, but I don't think Intel wants a real challenge and will keep putting out new designs to assure their dominance.
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    nikorr , October 24, 2011 6:49 PM
    BlackHawk91So extra $15 bucks for only 100Mhz more. How about dropping prices on the 2500k and 2600k instead. I almost forget Intel doesn't need to "compete".

    Do they have to compete?
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    nikorr , October 24, 2011 6:50 PM
    So it is out, huh : ) Great!
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    nikorr , October 24, 2011 6:51 PM
    crisan_tiberiumarketing...

    Where?
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , October 24, 2011 6:52 PM
    Good one! Now I will not have to wait for the Ivy bridge to come out. I'll just go for the Core i7-2700k & go x64 bit.
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    techguy378 , October 24, 2011 6:52 PM
    Zagen30They've been working on IB for years, long before BD started to look like a failure. They're not going to just not release it if it's already done. Plus, I imagine Intel still remembers what happened the last time they got complacent. AMD's not in the same position as it was in the P4 days, but I don't think Intel wants a real challenge and will keep putting out new designs to assure their dominance.

    Intel didn't get complacent in the P4 days. They had a team of morons design it. It's not hard to figure out that if you design a less efficient processor and make it run at crazy high speeds you're going to have heat issues which will prevent said processor from competing with faster, more efficient CPU's.
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