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Windows 7: Intel launches the Core i7-2700K

27 Oct 2011   #1
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 
Intel launches the Core i7-2700K

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Not entirely unexpected, Intel has launched its Core i7-2700K CPU today with little fanfare as is typical for when the company puts out an incremental upgrade. Three of Intel's other desktop CPU's have been given a price cut by between 13 and 15 percent which is a pretty generous discount, although none of these models are likely to get anyone excited.



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27 Oct 2011   #2
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

And here is a link to an Intel Compare between the new i7-2700k and its predecessor, the i7-2600k. To be honest, it doesn't look like all that much of an improvement. Apart from the clock and turbo speed, it looks exactly the same.
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27 Oct 2011   #3
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I don't know why they spend money releasing a CPU with a 100MHz difference from the CPU right below. Meh.
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28 Oct 2011   #4
Beta

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

The new 2700K are just "hand picked" 2600K. Basicly they will be more stable over 5.0 GHz.
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28 Oct 2011   #5
smarteyeball

 
 

Standard practice from intel to release a 'new' version to clear excess stock quicker in time for a new revision.
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28 Oct 2011   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
I don't know why they spend money releasing a CPU with a 100MHz difference from the CPU right below. Meh.
Because obsessive compulsive computer enthusiasts will want that extra 100Mhz.
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28 Oct 2011   #7
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 8.1/8.1 Pro/Windows 10 TP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
I don't know why they spend money releasing a CPU with a 100MHz difference from the CPU right below. Meh.
Because obsessive compulsive computer enthusiasts will want that extra 100Mhz.
That costs another $50 or so bucks which equals only 50 cents for each extra Mhz.
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28 Oct 2011   #8
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

For extreme OCers who want to show the highest benchmark numbers on the P67/Z68 platform, that cherry picked 100Mhz bump could mean everything.
Its just that extra bit to break a record. Even though it doesnt seem like much.


Beyond that, I can't see it having that much more value over the 2600k (at current prices of a $50 or so premium) for most of us. Gamers or even hobby OCers.

If it was as predicted, $15 more, then yes, Id say it was worth it if building a new P67/Z68 from the ground up.
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28 Oct 2011   #9
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
For extreme OCers who want to show the highest benchmark numbers on the P67/Z68 platform, that cherry picked 100Mhz bump could mean everything.
Bingo...and I'm so damn glad I am not one of these people.

I like fast computers....but I don't live by benchmarks. I judge my performance by everyday things that I do. If those things become painfully slow or could be improved dramatically, it's time to upgrade. If the upgrade only makes a 5-10% improvement, unless it's a job that takes hours, it's just not enough to justify the cost and effort involved.
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28 Oct 2011   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't see enough difference between the two to be creating another number, (2600/2700).
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