When Intel announced the new unlocked Core i7 875K and Core i5 655K processors at Computex 2010 – I was truly excited! Why? Well, because many of the PC builders who have clamored for the Extreme Series CPU can now take benefit of some of the features – IntelÂ® Turbo Boost technology, IntelÂ® Hyper-threading technology and the unlocked CPU architecture – all at a ‘tuners’ price!!!
Everyone knows that that Extreme Series Processors are the “best of the best” – the crown Core i7 980X has six cores, 12-threads – triple-channel memory architecture, etc…
But now, top performing PC builders can use these new “unlocked” K-series desktop CPUs – this means that the end-user can ‘tweak’ their performance settings just like the Extreme users can today. Check out some of the quotes from some review sites below:
- “…reasonably-priced, unlocked parts that have the potential to overclock like hell” ([Tom's Hardware](http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-875k-core-i5-655k-unlocked-multiplier,2641.html))
- “…everything you need for a great overclocking experience.”([PC Perspective](http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=924))
- “…damn near the performance of the Core i7-965 Extreme Edition but a hell of a lot cheaper.” ([Maximum PC](http://www.maximumpc.com))
The Core i7 875K is a quad-core CPU with 8 threads…
So if you’ve been waiting for a ‘good time’ to get into Intel Core CPU technology – this is the time! These new CPUs will give you even more flexibility in building your new desktop PC as well as extend your capabilities for Intel Core computing.
Please drop me a note on your plans to build a new PC!