- Specs: Quad-core 3.4GHz, 8M Cache, Intel HD Graphics 3000, 95 watt TDP, Dual-channel DDR3 memory support, socket LGA1155
- Quad-core processor with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel HT) delivers eight-way
- Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology is an advanced means of enabling very high performance while also delivery power-conservation.
- 8 MB Intel Smart Cache is dynamically shared to each processor core, based on workload
- All Core i7 processors have Intel Turbo Boost Technology
- Brand Name: Intel
- Model: BX80623I72600K
- Processor Count: 4
- Computer Cpu Speed: 3.4 GHz
- Computer Cpu Manufacturer: Intel
- Cache Memory Installed Size: 8 MB
- Warranty: 3 years warranty
- Processor Model Number: I7-2600K
|So far, so good!
Pros: I just put this thing together. To those with the i7 920/930/950, no need to upgrade to the i7 2600k.
Here’s some power draw comparisons using a Kill-A-Watt meter:
Here are some easy 24/7 stable overclocks (using Prime95):
Here’s another useful comparison:
Cons: Still not as cool as Phenom II CPU’s.
Other Thoughts: You can find more details at OverclockersClub. I’ll be fiddling with it some more later.
CPU: i7 2600K @4.5 GHz w/HT 1.365 Vcore 120.2 Swiftech Ultima XT Push/Pull (5v) Max 66C Prime95
Great Processor – Fast, Overclockable, Cheap!
This processor is so much faster than my prior build, a Core i7-920, it’s amazing. This puppy is almost as fast as the fastest $1,000 Gulf Town processor, for 1/3rd the price! It’s performing flawlessly for me so far. I’m still playing with the overclocking, but some of my friends have gotten this chip up to 5.2 Ghz and beyond using just air cooling on the same motherboard I have, the Asus Maximus IV Extreme. I’m still playing around in the high 4s.
The design of the Sandy Bridge CPUs appear flawless. I’m just bummed that they wasted all those transistors on a useless (for many of us), mediocre video processor.
The “Cougar Point” P67/H67 Chipset problem is easily avoided. Just don’t use the Intel SATA II ports on your Motherboard! No big deal if you have a good quality Motherboard with ample SATA III and non-Intel SATA II ports. How many people have more than 4 Optical and HDDs in their system anyway? The fellow who blamed the problem on the Sandy Bridge CPUs is entirely off base and unjustified… Read More @ Amzon