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I was wondering if there's a difference in quality of cpus between a regular model cpu vs a K model... Example 3770 vs 3770k.

I'm trying to convince my friend that there's a difference in quality in chips even between k models. I'm trying to get him to buy a 3770k vs an 3770. I'm pretty sure the 3770k are better chips than the 3770 since they are ment to be overclocked and supposed to be able to handle heat better... am i right or wrong? Better slice in the pie
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The only difference between a 3770k and a non-K model is that the K model is unlocked to allow for the changing of the multiplier for easy overclocking. In terms of "quality", it's all down to chance. No two CPUs are the same and one might clock very well on low voltage while another won't. 3770ks might have better silicon than the locked version but we'll never know because you can't overclock them more than a little bit.
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Aren't K processors binned processors? One could argue that a 3570k is equivalent to a 3770k merely w/ features turned on/off determined by binning.
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