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The extra 2MB for 2600K is for HT so it make no difference if you disable HT you have 6MB.
Does it actually work that way? Disabling Hyper-threading disables 2MB of the cache?
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The extra 2MB for 2600K is for HT so it make no difference if you disable HT you have 6MB.
Does it actually work that way? Disabling Hyper-threading disables 2MB of the cache?

The 2MB is for HT. Disable HT and its not usable. You would think it would be 4 Core with 8MB but then it would clearly show in benchmarks but it does not.
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The 2MB is for HT. Disable HT and its not usable. You would think it would be 4 Core with 8MB but then it would clearly show in benchmarks but it does not.

You're going to have to provide some evidence for this.. HT has never needed it's own cache before. So, man up and provide some proof.
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2500K users, you should buy this one, it's 30% faster than yours.

Is that sarcasm? The new chip will be essentially identical expect 100Mhz clock speed and turbo boost.
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Is that sarcasm? The new chip will be essentially identical expect 100Mhz clock speed and turbo boost.

Reading that article, you are right, the only differences are 100mhz on the stock and lower power consumption. When they easily go over 5ghz, 100mhz on the stock shouldn't make too much of a difference.
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The extra 2MB for 2600K is for HT so it make no difference if you disable HT you have 6MB.

Proof? I have never heard somebody claim that. Check the anandtech sandybridge review. Fallout 3 performed better than it should have on the 2600k. Thats an engine that I know likes l3 cache. Check the sandybride ex reviews with Skyrim benchmarks.
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You're going to have to provide some evidence for this.. HT has never needed it's own cache before. So, man up and provide some proof.

Yeah, I'm not buying that either.
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would be interesting if these had i7 cache but no HT, but its probably just lame clockspeed bump
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doh.gif If they want money, they should make a i3-XXXXK or Pentium BXXXK.
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The extra 2MB for 2600K is for HT so it make no difference if you disable HT you have 6MB.
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The 2MB is for HT. Disable HT and its not usable. You would think it would be 4 Core with 8MB but then it would clearly show in benchmarks but it does not.

What ? LOLOLOL

Congratulations on the nonsense post of the day. No, disabling HT will not disable 2MB of cache. Sure, HT takes advantage of the extra 2MB of L3 cache the 2600, 2600k and 2700k have, but disabling HT does not disable cache at all. And even 4 cores will be able to use 8MB of cache, even more so if you overclock the CPU. More: the integrated GPU also has access to the shared L3 cache, so, if you're using the integrated GPU, the more cache, the better.

More: the concept of "shared" cache implies that even a single core from the CPU can access all of the cache if needed, the same aplying to 4 cores without HT.
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I hope that this completely replaces the 2500k, isn't binned any higher and costs a significant amount more.
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