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Why is the 2500k @ 4.6ghz so low...kinda surprising
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Pros:
1.5 ghz overclock on air with modest cooling.
new performance leader in sub £300 sector.
efficient power consumption.
Unlocked.
Overclockers will love it.
Cons:
Nothing.
Exactly what I've been saying for the past week+.

Samples we had in the office do 5ghz with 1.38 ~ Mine at home is just about the same.

It's a worthy chip and IMO is a binned 2600k...Which is exactly why I bought it!

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Why is the 2500k @ 4.6ghz so low...kinda surprising
It's really not, actually...I've had several 2600k's in the office that wouldn't go above 4.5...2 I've had hit 4.8...Never had a 2600k able to hit 5ghz...
post #13 of 27
I remember i read a review back when the C0 D0 i7920s were showing up, that the D0 actually performed slightly better (2-3%). But both the i7 2600 and 2700 are same stepping, so at similar clocks they perform equal. On the oc side of things, i think its the same, for now. Maybe they got a bad chip thats all, it happens.
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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.

if your idea of insane is 1.512v then you sir are on the wrong forum. there is nothing insane about using voltage deemed safe by the company that puts out said chips. stop being a pussball and give it some juice
    
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Notice in the review that this chip is an engineering sample, not "final" silicon.
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post #16 of 27
Its definitely not much better than a 2600k but if most will do 5ghz then it might be worth the premium over the 2600k. Overall though, all the 2700k is really doing is making the AMD FX cpu's seem really stupid, seriously.

The FX 8150 is such a crappy CPU, it really is. 110w+ more usage at 4.6 compared to the 2700k at 5ghz, that's just sad. I can only imagine the power usage of a 8150 at 5Ghz because I personally would never own one.
post #17 of 27
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if your idea of insane is 1.512v then you sir are on the wrong forum. there is nothing insane about using voltage deemed safe by the company that puts out said chips. stop being a pussball and give it some juice
What is deemed safe? 1.512v? Last time i remember the limit was 1.35v for 32nm Sandy. That's a staggering 0,162v over the safe voltage limit.

I love OCing, benching, suicide runs and such too but can this chip run at 5Ghz daily? with 1.512v?
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post #18 of 27
I think there is even for an OC enthusiast a difference between OC and suicide.
At least the words have different letters in it...
And ~1,38 for 5GHz would make more sense.
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Intel is so far ahead of the pack.
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What is deemed safe? 1.512v? Last time i remember the limit was 1.35v for 32nm Sandy. That's a staggering 0,162v over the safe voltage limit.

I love OCing, benching, suicide runs and such too but can this chip run at 5Ghz daily? with 1.512v?
Huh? Where are you pulling these numbers from, thin air?

32nm SB max Intel vcore spec has always been 1.52v.

I just got my 2700k up and running, currently testing stable 5.2Ghz on air @ 1.49v.
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