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smakme7757
Full review here: http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=924

The new Intel K series offers unlocked CPUs at a fraction of the cost of an extreme CPU. The bloke at Pcper got the 655K to 4.8ghz and the 875K to 4ghz. Sounds like a great piece of hardware!

Intel Core i7-875k:
Speed - 2.93ghz (3.6ghz w/turbo)
Cores - 4 cores with Hyper Threading
Memory - Dual channel
Cache - 8mb
TDP - 95w
RRP - $342 USD

Intel Core i5-655k:
Speed - 3.2ghz (3.46ghz w/turbo)
Cores - 2 cores with Hyper Threading
Memory - Dual chanell
Cache - 4mb
TDP - 73w
RRP - $216 USD

SceptreCore
These aren't really anything to right home about.

Anandtech's review.
NukeJockey
Not bad under air, the price seems right too.
smakme7757
QUOTE (SceptreCore @ May 29 2010, 11:32 PM) *
These aren't really anything to right home about.

Anandtech's review.


I have a feeling it's the tip of the ice berg and there is more to come. It'a putting more pressure on AMD unfortunatly, but thee 875k is at a damn nice chip. The i5 version doesn't do anything for me, but that 875k looks interesting.

They are basicly direct compeditors to the AMD black edition processors seeing as they are hovering around the same price range.
mudg3
Pretty shit how they aren't binning the better chips to be these like they do the Xeons and Extreme editions.


Not worth it to be honest. But then again these aren't aimed as enthusiasts they are aimed and OEM system builders who want an easy OC.


SceptreCore
QUOTE (mudg3 @ May 30 2010, 07:11 AM) *
Pretty shit how they aren't binning the better chips to be these like they do the Xeons and Extreme editions.


Not worth it to be honest. But then again these aren't aimed at enthusiasts they are aimed at OEM system builders who want an easy OC.

I agree. They're nothing special, just 32nm Nehalem with the core unlocked. Sandy Bridge and socket 1155 are about 6-7 months away.

Oh.... and Bulldozer. :)
mudg3
I thought it was like q3 2011?
SceptreCore
QUOTE (mudg3 @ May 30 2010, 07:54 AM) *
I thought it was like q3 2011?

No that's 1366's replacement.
ricee007
How long will my i5 motherboard be able to upgrade to new CPUs for
Lambo
I think you guys are missing the point...

BX80605I7870 = $630+

BX80605I7875K = ~$470

Who cares if it's even unlocked.....
Bolter01
I thought the i7-875k looked pretty dam good myself, price and unlocked. Its $250 cheaper than its locked counterpart..?!
I do agree that this may just be "the tip of the iceberge" though. Love to see an unlocked 930.
Spydog
Shit that I7 875k looks like it performs like my I7 940 but a lot cheaper.

Cant remember the specs on my 940 when new but the 875k looks alright for the price.
Bolter01
QUOTE (Spydog @ Jun 11 2010, 12:08 AM) *
Shit that I7 875k looks like it performs like my I7 940 but a lot cheaper.

Cant remember the specs on my 940 when new but the 875k looks alright for the price.


I never knew there was an 940, was that thier first i7?
Spydog
QUOTE (Bolter01 @ Jun 11 2010, 08:41 PM) *
QUOTE (Spydog @ Jun 11 2010, 12:08 AM) *
Shit that I7 875k looks like it performs like my I7 940 but a lot cheaper.

Cant remember the specs on my 940 when new but the 875k looks alright for the price.


I never knew there was an 940, was that thier first i7?


Yeah one of the first I7 Series to come out.

I think it went I7920, I7940 and then the I7965 Extreme edition.

A year or two old now though.
Bolter01
Sounds like an 'ol Chevie V8, whom whom whom whom
bushi
Sweet. Gonna get me that i7!
BR-GROT
Definately looks the goods!
bushi
Just bought the 875K for $375 inc postage wooo!
SceptreCore
QUOTE (bushi @ Jun 17 2010, 02:39 PM) *
Just bought the 875K for $375 inc postage wooo!

no heatsink?
bushi
Everything. Boxed, brand new.

But I won't be using the stock heatsink.
smakme7757
QUOTE (bushi @ Jun 17 2010, 04:39 PM) *
Just bought the 875K for $375 inc postage wooo!


Let us know how the overlcocking goes, I'm already exited :)
bushi
Will do. May be a month or so before I get it actually running though.
SceptreCore
QUOTE (bushi @ Jun 18 2010, 04:49 AM) *
Everything. Boxed, brand new.

But I won't be using the stock heatsink.

I thought it's didn't come with a heat sink.
bushi
lol i dunno whatever it comes with.

You're right. But I already got a 120 ultra.
lemaster22
i bought my i5 750 hoping a faster i7 would come out cheap in the future
this looks good but i wouldve liked a die shink on it
seems theyve only shrunk the i5
any word when a 32nm i7 will be out
jackyoung
hope there is a 750k
jetbuster
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s1n3eTl-0g

i know he sounds overly excited but hear him out he has a reason too
Bolter01
That just about friggen sells me,

Now can I wait fror Sandy Bridge?
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