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Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5 GHz CPU Review

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:57 pm

Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5 GHz CPU Review

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!

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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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Re: Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5 GHz CPU Review

Postby NAiLs » Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:35 pm

I'm very disappointed in the 2700k, however I'd be interested in seeing what these overclock to, and compare them to the temps and stats of the 2600k. I knew it would just be a speed bump, but only 100MHz is what let me down. Why didn't you do an OC portion of the article as well as temps?
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Re: Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5 GHz CPU Review

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:02 pm

NAiLs wrote:I'm very disappointed in the 2700k, however I'd be interested in seeing what these overclock to, and compare them to the temps and stats of the 2600k. I knew it would just be a speed bump, but only 100MHz is what let me down. Why didn't you do an OC portion of the article as well as temps?


Got some other things here that are more interesting... This is identical to a 2600K, so overclocking is identical... no different. You should be able to hit 5Ghz and beyond with ease depending on your setup. The only reason I did the benchmarks is that I wanted them for when the Sandy Bridge-E processors come out.

For those one I had to look at the time required for overclocking/temps and it honestly wasn't worth the time with what is laying around here that needs to be done. The honest answer.
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Re: Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5 GHz CPU Review

Postby Sttm » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:56 pm

Why do they only do a 100mhz bump?

My 2600k with a $25 air cooler has been running at 4.5ghz with 24/7 stability and temps never even hitting 60. So why do they keep their stock clocks so low with this architecture. I would have put the 2700k at 4ghz with a 4.2 turbo and included a better air cooler, for say $350. Then marketed the hell out of that 4ghz number.
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Re: Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5 GHz CPU Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:05 pm

It has to do with thermals, yields, warranties and so on...
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Re: Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5 GHz CPU Review

Postby NAiLs » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:05 pm

I only asked about overclocks, because I originally heard that the 2700k was overclocking a little better than the 2600k. That could have been complete garbage, quite honestly. I'll watch for the Sandybridge-E processors, as you mentioned in your write-up, to see what I go with. I'm vastly due for an upgrade, and you know that! :P I don't think I can hold out for Ivy Bridge quite honestly.
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Re: Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5 GHz CPU Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:55 pm

Ivy Bridge was designed for mobile use...

I'm hearing it's single digit faster than current Sandy Bridge CPU's...

Mobile platforms will love it due to the power optimizations and enhanced battery life. I'm waiting on buying an Ultrabook until Ivy Bridge comes out.
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