Intel has finally launched the Intel Core i7 2700K Sandy Bridge processor! It wasn't a well kept secret that Intel was going to be releasing the Core i7-2700K processor this fall. The Intel Core i7 2700K first popped up on our radar last month. We got one in to benchmark, so be sure to take a look at see how it performs against the AMD FX-8150 and the Intel Core i7-2600k!
The Intel Core i7-2700K is clocked at 3.5 GHz, which is 100 MHz faster than the previous flagship model for socket 1155, the Core i7-2600K. Like the 2600K, the 2700K has a 95W TDP, an unlocked clock multiplier, 8 MB L3 cache, 4 CPU cores, and can execute up to 8 threads at once. If you have figured out that this processor launch is nothing more than a speed bump, then pat yourself on the back as that is what it is. There are no new architecture differences here, so the only 'new' thing with this processor is a higher multiplier. With the 100Mhz increase we can expect to see right around a 3% performance increase over the 2600K...
Article Title: Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5 GHz CPU Review
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