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Unlocked i3 - Why not?

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Why is there no "k" model i3? I mean, 1156 i3's were overclockable so I don't understand why not.
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...because they're cheap and who needs to buy a i5-k if you can get the i3 to 5ghz?
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...because they're cheap and who needs to buy a i5-k if you can get the i3 to 5ghz?

Yeah good point there. No wonder intel locked all the i3's.
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Yeah good point there. No wonder intel locked all the i3's.

It'd be nice to have unlocked i3's though.. They'd get up towards 5GHz easily as they use such little power and less cores = better stability with less voltage also. rolleyes.gif

But yes, Intel lock them as the i5 sales would drop and the i3's and i7's would be dominant.
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