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Intel Core i7-2600K


$408.40 Released January, 2011

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Widely supported by a wide range of motherboard manufacturers and operating systems. Easy to overclock with an onboard turbo switch. Runs extremely stable, rarely if ever responsible for a system crash.

The Cons:At maximum load the included fan lets the CPU get pretty hot, may be worth replacing or enhancing the cooling system in the case.

The Intel Core i7-2600K is a high-end quad-core consumer desktop processor compatible with LGA1155 socket types. It features an unlocked multiplier for enhanced overclocking performance, integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics and Intel Hyper-Threading technology.

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Additionally, the i7-2600K sports 32 nanometer lithography and a max TDP of 95 watts.

The i7-2600K's unlocked multiplier allows enthusiasts to achieve faster performance by independently raising its clock speeds without impacting other system components. Its integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics allow the i7-2600K to handle high definition and 3D media right out of the box with any motherboard that supports its on-die graphics. Meanwhile, the i7-2600K's Hyper-Threading technology allows each individual processor core to perform two tasks simultaneously, effectively making it behave like an eight-core processor for greater efficiency.

Features

  • 3.4 GHz clock speed
  • Unlocked multiplier for enhanced overclocking performance
  • Integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics
  • Intel Hyper-Threading technology
  • 32 nanometer lithography
  • Max TDP of 95 watts
  • # of cores: 4
  • # of threads: 8

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Pros
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    widely supported by a wide range of motherboard manufacturers and operating systems

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    easy to overclock with an onboard turbo switch

  • 1

    runs extremely stable, rarely if ever responsible for a system crash

  • 1

    enough processing power to dramatically reduce the time it takes to render HD video edits

  • 1

    included fan is very quiet, generally won't hear it

  • 1

    one of the fastest processors available on the market today, good for bragging rights

Cons
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    at maximum load the included fan lets the CPU get pretty hot, may be worth replacing or enhancing the cooling system in the case

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