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I thought the 2700k were better binned chips that would likely get the 2600k OC but with lower voltage. Let me know if I'm mistaken
Maybe but seeing that most, if not all, 2600k chips could be set to run at 35x multi without any stablity issues, this is probably not a big binning difference. Intel could probably run another few multis high on these chips and not have any issues. However, the extra profit for the same chip is probably nice for Intel.
    
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Word has it these are much better binned for OC'ing... if that is true, then is really makes the whole "it's just 100mhz more" comment rather moot.
I suppose that we'll find out.

I should hope so, considering that an extra $50 for an extra 100Mhz base is ridiculous. Unless there's some kind of other upgrade that I'm not hearing about, I would think that you'd have to be sadly misinformed to buy one.

If it overclocks more effectively, however, that should provide a little bit of extra justification. Maybe it'll get rid of the 4.5Ghz wall that I've been hearing about (and, to some degree, experiencing) on the 2600k.
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Well, i'll be getting one. I am buying a new SB setup anyway, so may as well pay the £20-£30 extra and get the 2700k.
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Maybe but seeing that most, if not all, 2600k chips could be set to run at 35x multi without any stablity issues, this is probably not a big binning difference. Intel could probably run another few multis high on these chips and not have any issues. However, the extra profit for the same chip is probably nice for Intel.
Took the words right out of my mouth.
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Legit Reviews - http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1751/1/

Thought there was a few others, will post more as they pop up.

Available on NewEgg for $369:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115095
The FX-8150P shows pretty good on some of those benches, and it's cheaper.
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The reviewer completely misses the mark here. The 2700k chips are cherry picked 2600k's. These are ones that have basically been factory tested to achieve high OC's with lower multipliers so that anyone buying a 2600k doesn't have to hope for luck of the draw. Would I pay the extra money for it? Probably not, but this is a pretty good enthusiast chip at a decent price compared to what most enthusiasts would be willing to pay.
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Psh, my freaking 970 clocks better than some 990x/980x's.

But yeah I do love my 2600k. 5Ghz/1.38 v
How is it the same people get the all the golden chips?
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post #28 of 77
If you want a 'cherry picked' i7 2600K just wait until one becomes available on the FS section, cost less and you get guaranteed results.

That is how I found all my best i7 920's, until I got my latest one which is a real gem.
Edited by Raul-7 - 10/25/11 at 2:45pm
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Word has it these are much better binned for OC'ing... if that is true, then is really makes the whole "it's just 100mhz more" comment rather moot.
Much better binned is extremely unlikely. Any measurable difference at all would be fairly unusual, given past precedents.

I would be reasonably surprised if the average max 24/7 OC on this was more than 100MHz better than on a 2600k.

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I should hope so, considering that an extra $50 for an extra 100Mhz base is ridiculous. Unless there's some kind of other upgrade that I'm not hearing about, I would think that you'd have to be sadly misinformed to buy one.
Ridiculous or not, it's par for the course.

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Well, i'll be getting one. I am buying a new SB setup anyway, so may as well pay the £20-£30 extra and get the 2700k.
You'd probably be better off buying a proven OCer, or getting better a better motherboard, or cooling.
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Considering previous price points for intels highest clocked chips, this is pretty modest price increase.
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