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Intel Releases Core i7-2700K Processor

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
  • crisan_tiberiu
    marketing...
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  • And you can't buy it anywhere.
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  • de5_Roy
    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
    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
    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
    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
    :( 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
    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
    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
    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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