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A decent review of the chip.

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Intel’s i7 2700k has basically just replaced the 2600k as the new leader in this sector. As a talking point, it makes for a rather dull conversation. In reality however, the 2700k is a stunning processor and we found that it was easier to get stable at even higher clock speeds. We have several 2600k processors in our labs and they all hit 4.8ghz with modest air cooling. The 2700k sample we received was stable at 5ghz and more is surely available with quality watercooling.
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Slated review....not all chips are at the same speed. Not accurate at all. I'd bet my CPU if the i7 2700k and the 2600K were both at 4.6ghz it would produce the same results.
    
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Slated review....not all chips are at the same speed. Not accurate at all. I'd bet my CPU if the i7 2700k and the 2600K were both at 4.6ghz it would produce the same results.
Honestly, how many reviews do you see where the review is based on multiple chips tested? This review did show fault with the chip, and certainly isn't praising it as the second coming.
 
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Honestly, how many reviews do you see where the review is based on multiple chips tested? This review did show fault with the chip, and certainly isn't praising it as the second coming.
True, just would have been nice to show both CPUs at 4.6ghz.
    
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True, just would have been nice to show both CPUs at 4.6ghz.
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You would be hard pressed to tell the difference between a 2600k and the 2700k.

CPUz highlights the ‘engineering sample (ES)’ moniker … same architecture as the Core i7 2600k, but clocked slightly higher.
When I read that on Page 2, I read it as, they are essentially the same processor, hence, the only difference is most likely going to be the OC ceiling.
 
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I'm pretty sure they'd be the same at 4.6GHz, because the two are virtually the same chip. The 2700k is just higher binned.
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Are you kiddin' me? They gave 1.512v to that chip and calling it "can run 5Ghz with air cooling"...

I've seen poor overclocker chips than can do 5+Ghz as well if you give insane voltage. That proves nothing...

Who on earth would pay that chip $300+ and then overvolt the hell out of it for 7/24 use which will cause a certain degradation in less than a year.

Now if they would have said "This chip can reach 5Ghz with some reasonable voltage bump". Then i'd agree with them.
Edited by Nautilus - 10/27/11 at 7:12am
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Are you kiddin' me? They gave 1.512v to that chip and calling it "can run 5Ghz with air cooling"...

I've seen poor overclocker chips than can do 5+Ghz as well if you give insane voltage. That proves nothing...

Who on earth would pay that chip $300+ and then overvolt the hell out of it for 7/24 use which will cause a certain degradation in less than a year.
*whistles*
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I believe it is the same things actually. what really makes it different is its base clock, since if you a non OCer then you'll see 2700k as a more power full processor but if you're an OCer then getting a 2600k with nice cooler will surpass it. and furthermore if you are lucky enough you'll get good batch which allowing you to OC it with low volt but getting nice clock.

this stuff remind me off getting an amd 955be or 965be or try luck with 720be.
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