Todd Christ

What can the new Intel unlocked processors do for you?

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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 – Intel® Turbo Boost technology, Intel® 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…

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…and the Core i5 655K is a dual-core CPU with 4 threads.
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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!

Todd Christ

About Todd Christ

Todd Christ is a Senior Systems Engineer for Intel and contributes as a PC enthusiast for "Inside Scoop." He has worked in the computer industry since the early '90s and has been with Intel for over 16 years. His current position is based around evaluating end-user experiences with Intel Architecture based products with Fortune 50 companies. His passion both inside and outside of work is computing, whether you're dealing with handhelds or servers - if you can use it, he's most likely had one or juggled a few machines over time. Todd grew up on the East Coast, but has been in NorCal since his career started at Intel. You may find "Toadster" active in several online-community venues; you'll find his stuff on Intel Communities, and various other 3rd party forums, some for work - and some for play. He is a believer in the social community whether it's social, gaming, blogging, forum-related or person-to-person. He is a 'real' gamer, so bring your l337 SkillZ or be prepared to be pwned. You can tweet/ joke/ befriend/game with Todd on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and on Steam as well.

One Response to What can the new Intel unlocked processors do for you?

  1. rwg says:

    title is “What can the new Intel unlocked processors do for you?” yet there is no mention
    of what this can do for me. This is a 100% BS hype page pretending to be real information.

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