Intel Core i7-2700K CPU is in the works

I'm sorry, dear Intel, but as long as you don't come with a new silicon revision that gets rid of that annoying clock wall, I'm not even going to think about testing one of those 2700Ks

Second-generation Core i7 microprocessors were introduced in January of this year, and up to this time there were no other Core i7 models launched. The line-up of Core i7 products with Sandy Bridge core currently consists of three CPUs: mainstream Core i7-2600, unlocked Core i7-2600K for computer enthusiasts, and mid-power i7-2600S. Intel today added box part numbers BX80623I72700K and BXC80623I72700K to Material Declaration Data Sheets (MDDS) database. These box numbers relate to Core i7-2700K processor number:

S-Spec and Box part numbers of upcoming Core i7-2700K

Core i7-2700K has SR0DG S-Spec number, which corresponds to CM8062301124100 part number. As the letter "K" in the processor number suggest, this model has unlocked clock multiplier. We suspect that many features of this SKU, like 4 CPU cores with Hyper-Threading, 4 x 256 KB L2 and 8 MB L3 caches, and 95 Watt TDP, are identical to Core i7-2600K. Obviously, the CPU should be clocked higher than the 2600K, but it's impossible to tell whether the clock difference is 100 MHz or higher. Introduction date of this microprocessor is not known. Recent Intel roadmaps included ">= i7-2600K" for Q3 and Q4 2011, and the first quarter 2012, therefore the processor may be launched during any of these quarters.


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Belgium Massman says:

So ... is there no one at Intel realizing how incredibly annoying those clock walls are ?

We need a company that encourages overclocking, not one that limits it.

Australia Dinos22 says:

lol ull be the first to test one

TaPaKaH says:

everyone said the same before the 990X came out ...

Italy Iron says:

Sam OCX said: everyone said the same before the 990X came out ...


Yes, but now it's been 8 months that SB is out and the clock walls are a solid truth, not rumours that will vanish with time.
2700K is the same as the 2600k but with multi at 35 or 36, so the walls will be still there.
The only hope is for socket 2011 where, if i'm not mistaken, you can ramp up with the bclk just like it was with 1366 or older platforms :)

Belgium Massman says:

I think you will like like mistaken in about 2 months. The BCLK "overclocking" is (probably) nothing more than a selection of straps and multiple rumours have already pointed to similar clock wall behavior. I hope I will be amazed on November 15th, though ...

Norway knopflerbruce says:

990x is better - on average - than 980x, no? i wouldn't be surprised if 2700k is a bit better than 2600k. But enough to pay lots of cash for it? Hmmm.... we'll see.

K404 says:

The silicon of 990X is more matured... the means are there to unlock the performance. With the clock walls of SB... the silicon is generally able to do the MHz, but only if the multiplier can keep up.... the limitations are different. Maybe a 2700K will be able to run lower volts

Italy Mafio says:

same crap as 2600k but higher price? :D
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Iran luches > S @ L @ R says:

Not holding my breath at all. Same deal as 2600k !

Italy Iron says:

Massman said: I think you will like like mistaken in about 2 months.

The BCLK "overclocking" is (probably) nothing more than a selection of straps and multiple rumours have already pointed to similar clock wall behavior.

I hope I will be amazed on November 15th, though ...


Really? :(
I thought I read it here on hwbot some time ago that socket 2011 would have brought back bclk ocing...
So, here we are again... if you have a shitload of money to buy tons of cpus to select the one which is doing proper frequencies, then it's ok... else you're busted.
Bah, if that will be the case, bad days incoming... :\

Belgium Massman says:

It's back. Sort of

Unlike Ivy Bridge, Intel has enabled several options for Sandy Bridge-E and we're hearing that we can expect base clock frequencies of 100, 125, 166, 200 and 250MHz if memory serves. This might still change before the launch of the Waimea Bay platform as Intel tweak things to work as well as possible for overclockers. Still, with four rather large jumps between each of the base clocks we have a feeling that the overclocking community isn't going to be impressed. We might see the X58 platform live on for quite some time next year, despite the fact that many are feeling like it's a platform of the past already. Read more: http://vr-zone.com/articles/exclusive-intel-s-future-base-clock-options-unveiled/13175.html#ixzz1XaP1MKYJ

Italy Iron says:

Yeah, that news... still not good,but better than nothing :)

United States Hondacity says:

I think Intel knows what causes the wall. It'd be good to see higher clocks for us guys.

Slovenia tiborrr says:

Who cares about SNB/SNB-E when the Dozer is just around the corner? Gotta love the chips that *actually* respond to higher voltage/lower temps.

Belgium Massman says:

Hondacity said: I think Intel knows what causes the wall. It'd be good to see higher clocks for us guys.


Of course they do :D.

The clock wall is probably a feature, not a bug.

United States Hondacity says:

the emergence of x63 multi certainly means they got something figured out. thats what? another 600mhz lol i still think it will have cb limiting its full potential. tri-gates will be another thing though..

Belgium Massman says:

Well, it could also mean nothing at all. Officially, SB only supports upto x57. 'Plenty' of chips do more than that. So, it sounds reasonable to add support for those multipliers.

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