Originally Posted by Shame486;15232885
2700k is cherry picked 2600k in factory. So 90% of 2700k will do 5GHz easily.
I'm not sure I understand. If you're saying intel relabels CPU's - no they don't. Processors don't get better voltage tolerance over time, either.
Grossly over simplified explanation: A newly fabbed CPU is connected to a special "tester" machine . This machine controls all of the pins to the CPU, and specially-written test programs are played onto the pins (with expected results). The clock and voltage are increased until the point of failure, and this determines which bin it makes.
This process is very precise - The 2700k is premium binned and thus, ON AVERAGE, will have better voltage tolerance than a 2600k.
I'll be pretty exited if 2700k can do 5ghz at 1.35vcore or less. Its nearly impossible to do that with current SB chips -- most require 1.45vcore or higher for 5ghz. Mine will not run linx stable unless i'm at 1.45vcore, which is way too high for my liking.