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Rumor has it that these will most likely be higher binned chips, and therefore, have better OC ability... which would account for the increased price as well.
Well, I've been waiting for the launch of this chip before pulling the trigger. I want to OC pretty good, but it would have to be a sure thing to get to like 5.2 at 1.35v on air before it would be worth it to me for $400. My i7 930 is one of the "newer" ones and doesn't OC like the early ones did, so I'm not going down that road again hoping to get a great chip, especially not at $400. Looks like it's either the 2500K or the 2600K for me. I'll wait for the newegg price first, but something tells me it will be no lower than $380, at least not for a few weeks.
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haha, nope... The performance boost is comparable to overclocking a 2600k 100mhz more. The price reflects the early adoption fee.
you forget the possibilities 3d transistors bring to the equation.

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The practical implications are that 3D transistors can either consume 50 per cent less power for the same performance, or deliver 37 per cent more performance for the same power, or some balance of performance and power within those limits.
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...t-ivy-bridge/1
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you forget the possibilities 3d transistors bring to the equation.
But sir, the 2700K is the same old 32nm D2 stepping "Sandy Bridge-HE-4" die. Tri-Gate transistors don't come until 22nm Ivy Bridge (the i7-3700K?) sometime next year.
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you forget the possibilities 3d transistors bring to the equation.



http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...t-ivy-bridge/1
this is not ivybrige...
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My i7 930 is one of the "newer" ones and doesn't OC like the early ones did, so I'm not going down that road again hoping to get a great chip, especially not at $400.
I've used D0 920s, 930s, 950s, and Xeons, and there was no sign that any of them were binned any differently from any of the others. Indeed, out of a moderately sized random sample of chips, my best Bloomfield of all time was a 920, and the two worst I had were 950 and Xeon W3540, respectively.

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Rumor has it that these will most likely be higher binned chips, and therefore, have better OC ability... which would account for the increased price as well.
Nothing needs to account for the higher price other than people willing to pay more for a larger number. Market forces and market positioning are all the explanation there needs to be.

There is little sense in binning these chips higher for 3.5GHz when existing 2600k binnings will almost always produce chips that will do well over 4GHz at stock voltage.

The chances of there being any difference other than one step higher on default multipliers, and the number etched into the IHS, is pretty small.
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this generations i7 920/930
is/soon to be a dime-a-dozen

it's 920/930 all over again (minus the stepping)
what's with all the drama?
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The chart is accurate.

The 880 costs as much as the 980 because the 880 is the fastest CPU for it's platform, while the 980 is the slowest consumer Intel hex core still in production.
I think you're forgetting the Core i7 970. Intel is still producing them and accepting orders until January 27 next year.
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