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Say I have a buyer for my i7 920 and RIIE and decide to upgrade to 2500k.

I haven't been following sandy bridge at all.
Do they have a stepping like i7 and C2Q series? (D0, G0, etc) If so, which is the better one?

What are some good motherboards for the 2500k?

As far as I can tell the only difference between 2500k and 2600k is the cache and hyper-threading, is that correct?
I think there's only a single stepping. I did hear a few days ago that a new stepping was being released for the 2600K, but there were only ES at the moment. This new stepping also apparently overclocks better; at lower voltages.
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I think there's only a single stepping. I did hear a few days ago that a new stepping was being released for the 2600K, but there were only ES at the moment. This new stepping also apparently overclocks better; at lower voltages.
That's interesting.
From my experience, the older chips (earlier batches) were usually the ones everybody was hunting for because of their potential. Releasing same chip but different stepping is most likely just another way to milk more $ out of the consumer.
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I think there's only a single stepping. I did hear a few days ago that a new stepping was being released for the 2600K, but there were only ES at the moment. This new stepping also apparently overclocks better; at lower voltages.
Might you be referring to the 2700k?
     
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