Intel has quietly released a new top-of-the-line Sandy Bridge CPU: Core i7-2700K. We reported the i7-2700K "leak" about a month ago, and guessed that i7-2700K will be released around the same time as AMD's Bulldozer CPUs, which ended being quite accurate. In terms of specs, 2700K is very similar to 2600K - the only difference is the extra CPU multiplier and hence the extra 100MHz in 2700K. That means 2700K has default frequency of 3.5GHz and up to 3.9GHz Turbo. Otherwise 2700K is equal to 2600K: Four cores, Hyper-Threading (up to eight threads) and 8MB L3 cache. Like the "K" implies, the CPU multiplier is unlocked, allowing effortless overclocking. Intel hasn't, however, added 2700K to their product database yet (aka ARK), so possible changes in stepping for example are unknown. 2700K is sold for $332 in 1000 unit lots, making it $15 more expensive than 2600K. 

On top of the launch of i7-2700K, Intel has also reduced the prices of three CPUs: i3-2120, Pentium G850 and G630. As the naming suggests, these CPUs are lower-end desktop models. The new prices are $117, $75 and $64 respectively. The price cuts range from 13% to 15%, the biggest cut being i3-2120's $21. 

Source: Intel

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  • Anonymous Blowhard - Monday, October 24, 2011 - link

    It's not nice to kick a man while he's down. Reply
  • tipoo - Monday, October 24, 2011 - link

    What if that man derped off really hard? Reply
  • quiksilvr - Monday, October 24, 2011 - link

    This article desperately needs to be in a table or list format. Reply
  • alfredska - Monday, October 24, 2011 - link

    >>This article desperately needs to be in a table or list format.
    Agreed.
    Reply
  • surt - Monday, October 24, 2011 - link

    Here you go:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Intel-Sandy-Bridg...
    Reply
  • quiksilvr - Monday, October 24, 2011 - link

    Much obliged. Reply
  • Kristian Vättö - Monday, October 24, 2011 - link

    Sorry about that. I was in a rush when writing this so didn't have time to include a table. I usually try though, since they are very clear to read. Reply
  • marc1000 - Monday, October 24, 2011 - link

    second. not nice at all. bad bad intel =P Reply
  • navair2 - Monday, October 24, 2011 - link

    Did Intel ever really CARE whether or not to share the really big "pond" that is desktop processor's market in the first place?

    Business practices are getting vindictive nearly everywhere you look. At this point, I would hazard to guess even AMD would do the "kicking" if the shoes were reversed.
    Reply
  • qepsilonp - Monday, November 14, 2011 - link

    Lol and there going to be bringing out Ivy bridge soon 60% graphic performance increase and 20% performance increase over sandy bridge, also they were kicking AMD when they were on the ground with the first lot of i7 now its just tea bagging them, and with Ivy bridge its just going to be something akin to necrophilia. Reply

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