The Intel Core i7 2600K is the company’s top tier Sandy Bridge processor; or at least it was until now. CPU World discovered interesting part numbers on the company’s Material Declaration Data Sheet (MDDS) that suggests that there may be a new contender for the top spot. Specifically, the new part numbers are BX80623172700K and BXC80623172700K, which suggests that the new processor will be launched as the Intel Core i7 2700K.
CPU World’s discovery of new part numbers.
The site suggests that the new 2700K will be a higher clocked version of the 2600K processor, including a 95 watt TDP, four cores, hyperthreading technology, and 8 MB of cache. Unfortunately, it is not clear just how much higher the 2700K will be clocked at; however, as an unlocked processor with relatively good binning, enthusiasts should be able to get some great overclocks out of them.
Have you upgraded to Sandy Bridge, or are you planning on skipping over it for another upgrade instead? Either way, I think it is a good thing to see Intel updating its current lineup while also pursuing Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge-E.
Watch it be clocked at
Watch it be clocked at 3.5ghz, haha
heh, it’d be cool if they
heh, it’d be cool if they were super binned, 4GHz stock chips 😀
Whats the difference?….i
Whats the difference?….i got a q8200 with a 9600gt and 4gigs and play witcher on high settings and medium (anti aliasing,ubersampling,vert sync all off)…and when skyrim comes ill be playing that too..no problem..its not about having the latest technology..its about extracting everything out of obsolete hardware and still staying on top..go the peasants!!!
The 2600k has forever been so
The 2600k has forever been so tantalizing, but I am holding out for the ivy bridge and the updated chipset that has native usb 3.0, and I hope more sata 3 action.
Already upgraded to the 2600K
Already upgraded to the 2600K from an athlon 64 3000+ which came out in December of 2003. We’re talking 7+ years before getting a new computer. My windows home server which is running an AMD E-350 was faster at video encoding than the athlon 64. I had hoped to be able to choose between bulldozer and sandybridge but AMD couldn’t get its stuff out and my old computer was dying a painful death (hard drives would randomly drop, I’d have to reboot numerous times to get the OS drive to detect etc… …It was time for a new computer).
If Bulldozer dosent smash
If Bulldozer dosent smash this here I come Intel! Decent upgrade path to Ivy. You can get the 3.5 Xeon right now for 600 lol, or wait and get this for 330. AMD needs to paper launch BD asap so we can clear this debate…..btw nobodys talkn about BD and pci-e 3.0