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Author:   leochan
Date:   Jan 03, 11 at 5:19am (PST)
Subject:   Neoseeker reviews the Intel Core i7 2600K & i5 2500K Sandy Bridge CPUs!
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The next generation in Intel Core architecture is finally upon us in the form of the Sandy Bridge platform, leveraging the new LGA 1155 motherboard socket and Intel P67 and H67 chipsets. The new lineup of Intel Core i5 and i7 CPUs based on the Sandy Bridge architecture promise even better performance than Intel's current Nethalem CPUs, at no extra cost.

We join in on the launch madness with an in-depth review of two special Sandy Bridge CPUs, the Intel Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K, priced at $215 and $317, respectively. Both are "K" edition processors, meaning they sport an unlocked CPU multiplier for easy overclocking. We certainly didn't miss out on the chance to abuse that! See how well Intel's next generation Core architecture fares against the Nethalem, as well as AMD's hexa-cores, in our latest review!

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Author:   Gravity
Date:   Jan 03, 11 at 6:01am (PST)
Subject:   re: Neoseeker reviews the Intel Core i7 2600K & i5 2500K Sandy Bridge CPUs!
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Must assimilate a 2600k.

So when do these go on sale?

Nice Review btw.



Author:   Eternal
Date:   Jan 03, 11 at 6:09am (PST)
Subject:   re: Neoseeker reviews the Intel Core i7 2600K & i5 2500K Sandy Bridge CPUs!
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I think they launch with CES on Jan 9.

Planning on the 2500k.

I think there's an error in the Pricing chart. The i5 2500k is listed as 2.3-2.7GHz instead of 3.3-3.7Ghz.



Author:   Vagabond
Date:   Jan 03, 11 at 6:14am (PST)
Subject:   re: Neoseeker reviews the Intel Core i7 2600K & i5 2500K Sandy Bridge CPUs!
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quote Gravity
Must assimilate a 2600k.

So when do these go on sale?

Nice Review btw.
all desktop/mobile processors will launched at CES and quad cores will be available that week. Dual core parts, desktop and mobile will start to become avaible 4-6 weeks later



Author:   Gravity
Date:   Jan 03, 11 at 6:24am (PST)
Subject:   re: Neoseeker reviews the Intel Core i7 2600K & i5 2500K Sandy Bridge CPUs!
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Hmm, I'd like to see some more extravagent boards come out I think.
So far I'm not that impressed yet.

I'll likely opt to buy one as soon as Microcenter cuts a deal with some price slack.



Author:   Vagabond
Date:   Jan 03, 11 at 6:33am (PST)
Subject:   re: Neoseeker reviews the Intel Core i7 2600K & i5 2500K Sandy Bridge CPUs!
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quote Gravity
Hmm, I'd like to see some more extravagent boards come out I think.
So far I'm not that impressed yet.

I'll likely opt to buy one as soon as Microcenter cuts a deal with some price slack.
Most of the motherboards that manufactures have released info about are part of there performance series. We really haven't seen any of the ultra high-end stuff yet. I am not sure if we will get any of them, but we should see P67 base motherboards soon in the likes of the Big-Bang, Rampage Extreme and so on.



Author:   Eternal
Date:   Jan 03, 11 at 6:41am (PST)
Subject:   re: Neoseeker reviews the Intel Core i7 2600K & i5 2500K Sandy Bridge CPUs!
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I'm probably going to look at a budget 1155 board. I have about $450-500 left in budget for CPU, MoBo, and RAM.



Author:   Vagabond
Date:   Jan 03, 11 at 6:54am (PST)
Subject:   re: Neoseeker reviews the Intel Core i7 2600K & i5 2500K Sandy Bridge CPUs!
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quote Eternal
I'm probably going to look at a budget 1155 board. I have about $450-500 left in budget for CPU, MoBo, and RAM.
Your best bet might be an H67 based motherboard. They should launch around $100 and up while the P67 boards are going to be more in the $160 plus price range. I am not sure of all the prices, but I know the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe we previewed is going to sale for around $230 price range.



Author:   The Slayer
Date:   Jan 03, 11 at 7:32am (PST)
Subject:   re: Neoseeker reviews the Intel Core i7 2600K & i5 2500K Sandy Bridge CPUs!
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Good to see a sandybridge review! Looks good, very informative. I wouldnt mind getting my hands on one but I think I'll just stay with my socket 1156 i5 for now. With all the hype around these I did expect the performance gain to be a bit higher but its still pretty good.

Is the heatsink pins different for the 1155 socket? I've compared the 775 and 1156 heatsink hole layouts and the difference is very minuscule but enough where they wont fit. It will be annoying if they changed it just slightly again to make everyone buy new heatsinks.



Author:   Vagabond
Date:   Jan 03, 11 at 7:43am (PST)
Subject:   re: Neoseeker reviews the Intel Core i7 2600K & i5 2500K Sandy Bridge CPUs!
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quote The Slayer
Good to see a sandybridge review! Looks good, very informative. I wouldnt mind getting my hands on one but I think I'll just stay with my socket 1156 i5 for now. With all the hype around these I did expect the performance gain to be a bit higher but its still pretty good.

Is the heatsink pins different for the 1155 socket? I've compared the 775 and 1156 heatsink hole layouts and the difference is very minuscule but enough where they wont fit. It will be annoying if they changed it just slightly again to make everyone buy new heatsinks.
They did indeed change it again and a LGA-1156 bracket will not work. I would have used a better cooler if they hadn't adjusted it.

Also, with the performance you have to remember this is a mainstream processor and Intel's real high-end processors (replacement for LGA-1366) wont be out until later in the year.



Author:   The Slayer
Date:   Jan 03, 11 at 7:54am (PST)
Subject:   re: Neoseeker reviews the Intel Core i7 2600K & i5 2500K Sandy Bridge CPUs!
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Damn, I'm starting to think Intel has a deal with heatsink manufactures where they make a new layout so people will have to buy a new heatsink or bracket. I cant think of any good reason why they need to change it, especially when all of their stock heatsinks are pretty much the same.



Author:   Gravity
Date:   Jan 03, 11 at 7:58am (PST)
Subject:   re: Neoseeker reviews the Intel Core i7 2600K & i5 2500K Sandy Bridge CPUs!
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How far apart is the distance? Is it between an 1156 and 1366? Would a 1366 work?



Author:   Vagabond
Date:   Jan 03, 11 at 8:07am (PST)
Subject:   re: Neoseeker reviews the Intel Core i7 2600K & i5 2500K Sandy Bridge CPUs!
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quote Gravity
How far apart is the distance? Is it between an 1156 and 1366? Would a 1366 work?
Sorry tried that one as well and it didn't work either.



Author:   Vagabond
Date:   Jan 03, 11 at 8:09am (PST)
Subject:   re: Neoseeker reviews the Intel Core i7 2600K & i5 2500K Sandy Bridge CPUs!
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Scratch that I might be wrong. I think I just on a LGA-1156 bracket to fit. I will let you know if it work in a few minutes.



Author:   Gravity
Date:   Jan 03, 11 at 8:18am (PST)
Subject:   re: Neoseeker reviews the Intel Core i7 2600K & i5 2500K Sandy Bridge CPUs!
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Well as far as the socket itself, that's about the same? So maybe just a different bracket for the pins? I've been eyeing an XT lately, but I'm not sure if I'm ready to commit to that yet.


So is the pin layout bigger now, like 77 maybe?




Edit, adding --- Nice. Let me know, I'm very curious.


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