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Intel Lets Slip Core i7 2700K Processor Details

Intel Lets Slip Core i7 2700K Processor Details

It looks like Intel has every intention of spoiling AMD's Bulldozer launch party. So far up to this point, Intel's desktop Core i7 lineup has been represented by just three processors, including the Core i7 2600, Core i7 2600K, and Core i7 2600S. That's about to change.

Intel added a couple of interesting entries to its Material Declaration Data Sheets (MDDS) database: BX80623I72600K and BXC80623I72700K. Both of these point to an as-yet unreleased Core i7 2700K processor.


Deciphering the code, we find that the first two letters tell us this is a boxed processor ("BX"). One of the strings is followed by the letter "C," which indicates it's destined for China. After that is a five-digit code representative of boxed Sandy Bridge parts, followed by the processor name itself.

What we don't know are the processor specs, though we suspect it will end up being a faster clocked version of the Core i7 2600K. Word on the Web is that the 2700K will supplant the 2600K at the $317 price point. There's nothing to confirm that, but if it shakes out that way, the 2600K will be driven down closer in price to AMD's upcoming flagship FX-8150 processor, which will sell for $266.
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ROFL; it never stops, and to tell you the truth the processors and GPU's for that matter with memory included are all beyond what the software can do. Most of them considerably really.

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rapid1:
it never stops,

No, it doesn't. But if it means lower overall prices in the marketplace, then I'm all for it. Selling a CPU slightly faster than my i7-2600K doesn't make my CPU any less desirable. With this in hand, I can wait 'till the 'craploads' faster CPU is on the market and not even care. (it's that good)

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realneil:

rapid1:
it never stops,

No, it doesn't. But if it means lower overall prices in the marketplace, then I'm all for it. Selling a CPU slightly faster than my i7-2600K doesn't make my CPU any less desirable. With this in hand, I can wait 'till the 'craploads' faster CPU is on the market and not even care. (it's that good)

I am glad it never stops ! certainly at the speed you are running with your i7-2600K no real need to consider anything perhaps  until the mega faster CPU 's are out and quite feasible to keep them running on air /hybrid H20 coolers for the mainstream enthusiasts.affordability too !possibly by that time tech like the OCZ Z-DriveR4 on. Super Scale Storage Processor ..SSSP ? may have trickled down to the  mainstream...YeooZa ! @GB/s read and writes that would def be a super user experience even on an i7-2600K or 2700K.

 

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I have to agree. Plus a higher clocked version of a processor really isn't a good idea; unless you're trying to discontinue a lesser-clocked version of the processor. I mean just look at the 990X, wasn't the 980X enough for Intel?

EDIT: Unless they're using a new stepping, I wouldn't expect that much of an increase from the Core i7 2600K.

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lol well all they want is money and the competition pushes them towards more products even if no one will need it :D. They want to stay on top.

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I hope by the time I can afford to put together my next build, either these prices will have dropped a good ways, or they'll have the new LGA 2011 models out. Either one would be loads faster than my C2Q Q6600. :|

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"Apart from the 100MHz bump, I can maybe expect better "Stable" oveclocking results in the 5.5 range, and a $299 price tag"

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I like this simply because it will push the prices a very nice processor down. I have not built a new machine in 4 years and have at least 1 year left on my current machine until I am out of school. The progress is going to be amazing by that point.

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Well I'll have to give the tick of approval to "realneil", because I agree with his statement totally.Yes Although one post had only a 100MHz bump, but I would of liked at least an 130MHz plus bump instead (like how it used to be with core 2 dual & below).No This must be a new approach by Intel to only have a 100MHz bump instead of going to at least 130MHz bump up of old.                                                 100MHz bump was taken from "OptimusPrimeTime".                                       Anyway I'm glad to see this 2700k come out,Smile although what does the "C" destined for china totally mean.Confused Does it mean that it is only for the chinese market or is there a different logic to this cpu that is not as good as the normal 2600k.Surprise

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Just wanted to mention that even though having this processor available  will likely induce competitive pricing .I suppose if one was building a rig on this 1155 socket and platform better user noticeable performance would likely be achieved from higher quality lower latency  ram sticks like >> Mushkin Redlines with an i7 2600K than the slight higher clock speed of the i7 2700K...

.>>@realneil didn't you grab those Mushkins stikx and put them in the i7-2600K rig ?   excuse the slight brain-chill here..

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gazd1:
what does the "C" destined for china totally mean

That's where a lot of PC are built. So maybe they're headed there for Intel's partners supply reasons.

gazd1:
only have a 100MHz bump

We don't know that for sure yet, but a 100MHz. speed bump is hardly any improvement at all when you look at the overall speed the 2600K is operating at already.

Hardly worth replacing a 2600K for the 2700K part for such a small gain. Lowering future prices is the real benefit here. But that always occurs anyway, over time. I firmly believe that now is not the time to buy a high-end PC. (parts or pre-built either) There are far too many variables to think about with new releases coming from both Intel and from AMD. We don't really know for sure what they'll do as far as performance goes, so there's no way to decide what will do it for you yet.

Then we have to consider that PCI-E 3.0 is already here on many new motherboards, and being released onto new video cards can't be far behind. This doubles the bandwidth of PCI-E folks,................it's significant but you don't hear enough about it from our information sources so far. I see it as another reason to wait before you buy.

Buying into all of these new technologies at once will be a lot cheaper than buying a little bit, replacing it with newer, buying more, replacing,....etc,......

rrplay:
better user noticeable performance would likely be achieved from higher quality lower latency  ram sticks like >> Mushkin Redlines with an i7 2600K than the slight higher clock speed of the i7 2700K...

Oh so true. My 16GB of RedLine 2133MHz. sticks really make this 2600K hum along. It ~really is~ noticeably faster with the Mushkin RAM in it compared to the 16GB GSKill Sniper DDR3-1600. I haven't run benchmarks, but it is noticeable to me.

I encoded the same DVD movie twice with the two types of RAM in the box, and having the Mushkin RAM inside got it done almost a minute faster. (please note that it went ~fast~ with either RAM, just ~faster~ with the faster speed RAM)

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realneil:

Oh so true. My 16GB of RedLine 2133MHz. sticks really make this 2600K hum along. It ~really is~ noticeably faster with the Mushkin RAM in it compared to the 16GB GSKill Sniper DDR3-1600. I haven't run benchmarks, but it is noticeable to me.

I encoded the same DVD movie twice with the two types of RAM in the box, and having the Mushkin RAM inside got it done almost a minute faster. (please note that it went ~fast~ with either RAM, just ~faster~ with the faster speed RAM)

thanks for getting back & thought that was the case with the memory upgrade you did with the Mushkin Redlines.Pretty sur e the benches would indicate that as well.,The DVD encoding is more than enough proof.

Could not agree with you more on building a high performing rig at this time Maybe prudent to wait a bit.Along with replacing and upgrading parts can sometimes be impractical to have them laying around if not suitable to be used effectively elsewhere or sold.

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My 2600k just shed a tear.....

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Drake_McNasty:
My 2600k just shed a tear.....

A Crocodile Tear maybe,........

 

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If overclocking from the 2600K and 2500K is any indication they should be able to bump up the clock speed more than 100MHz. I have a 2500K and I simply love it. I don't see myself upgrading for a long time. Then again I was totally happy with my Q9650 and I would not have replaced that if not for the fact that I couldn't find a decent X48 board when mine died.

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bob_on_the_cob:
If overclocking from the 2600K and 2500K is any indication they should be able to bump up the clock speed more than 100MHz.

We were talking about the stock speeds. 100MHz. is nothing to boast about, if indeed it is only a 100MHz. speed bump. My 2600K overclocks like the dickens and the 2700K most likely will too. The performance and value I got with my 2600K is phenomenal. It's well worth what I paid for it and I can safely say that I could wait for a very long time to upgrade, and not suffer any gaming deprivation. Smile

What did you do with the Q9650?

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The competition will be good. Hopefully it will lead to lower prices. In the past Intel seems to have quite overpriced proccessors.

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Think it will be a worthwhile upgrade from my i7 940?

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apparition:
Think it will be a worthwhile upgrade from my i7 940?

The i7-940 is a damn capable CPU, even if you never overclock it, it's fast. A quality GPU will only make it stand out even more. If you have one and it's running like it should, then keep it until it doesn't do what you want it to do. (all the while saving for new) Smile

 

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akumu:

The competition will be good. Hopefully it will lead to lower prices. In the past Intel seems to have quite overpriced proccessors.

Does not look that way at this time If you have something pretty good maybe prudent to wait

Aw Nuts, Intel Core i7 2700K Won't Drive Down Price of 2600K Processor

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/aw_nuts_intel_core_i7_2700k_wont_drive_down_price_2600k_processor

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It's been said before, but if it drives down the market prices for other CPUs that perform just as well with the software out there at the moment, I'm all for it. Personally, the most I like to do is play games, and more often than not, you really don't need the super-awesome-crazy-high-end stuff for that. If a new release makes already great hardware even cheaper, bring it on.

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