Intel launches Core i7-2700K, drops price on lower-end CPUs

By Jos · 28 replies
Oct 24, 2011
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  1. i7 2600k can post 4.0ghz effortlessly its self just with multiplier no adjustment with vcore and very stable with proper cooling.... $15 for 100mhz? i have a 2600k don't think i will be upgrading....
  2. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    Best price I've seen so far for the Core i7 2700K is $369.99 versus $319.99 for the 2600K or more like a $50 premium. Thought I saw somewhere that the $315 price tag was for lots of 1,000 or more. Main audience for this processor would be enthusiants that are looking for a processor that has a pretty good chance of overclocking past 5GHz. Legit Reviews apparently bought their own 2700K for this Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5 GHz CPU Review and didn't even provide overclocking results.
  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    The U.S. seems afflicted with the "Newegg new adopter tax* " at the moment. Some markets are more competitive than others.
    2700K OEM £239
    2600K OEM £239
    Retail: 2600K @ £247 and 2700K @ £265 ( ~ $30 difference)

    Overclockers UK has similar pricing or better if you want a copy of BF3

    re: Legit Reviews.....yeah, nothing like using different metrics to evaluate products...maybe you don't get the full review unless the manufacturer pops for the component. Maybe they should change their site to "Legit Comped Reviews"

    * "New Tax" also seems to have the FX-8150 and family at a premium over list retail also. New adopters of SB-E aren't likely to be left out of the price gouging either
  4. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    As newegg continues to diversify their product line this is happening with increasing regularity. J&R is worth checking out as they are pretty reliable and usually meet or undercut newegg. As for Legit Reviews, they pulled the same no overclocking stunt on their Corsair H100 review using an FX8150 ... pointless.

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