CHIPMAKER Intel has launched its Core i7 2700k desktop processor.
This comes a couple of weeks after AMD announced its Bulldozer FX series chips to rival Intel. The Core i7 2700k is a small 100MHz bump up to 3.5GHz from the previous top of the line Core i7 2600k chip.
Everything else is pretty much the same with four cores, an 8MB cache, Intel HD 3000 graphics and a thermal design power (TDP) of 95W. Online retailer Scan has a price of £287 for the Core i7 2700k.
Like the Core i7 2600k, the Core i7 2700k has an unlocked clock multiplier to enable overclocking.
Along with the new chip, Chipzilla has cut the prices for some of its older products. The Core i3 2120 has been marked down 15 per cent to $117. The Pentium G850 and G630 have also seen price cuts of 13 per cent to $75 and 15 per cent to $64, respectively, according to CPU World. µ
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