Core i7-2700K in Q4 2011, more expensive than i7-2600K

Two weeks ago, an update of MDDS database on Intel website revealed upcoming Core i7-2700K microprocessor. At the time, we knew only box part numbers, and S-spec and processor numbers of the new chip. Last week, processor frequency was confirmed by updated CPU support list on Biostar website. Earlier this week, more details on this processor were published by VR-Zone and Fudzilla news sites.

Core i7-2700K processor operates at 3.5 GHz, and has 4 CPU cores with shared 8 MB L3 cache. The part supports HyperThreading, and fits in 95 Watt thermal envelope. The Intel i7-2700K features Turbo Boost technology, which allows it to accelerate up to 3.9GHz when maximum performance is required. According to VR-Zone, this model will be launched "in about a months' time", priced higher than the fastest unlocked Sandy Bridge CPU at this time, Core i7-2600K. Fudzilla disclosed $331 official price, and also confirmed 4th quarter launch time for this chip.

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