Aw Nuts, Intel Core i7 2700K Won't Drive Down Price of 2600K Processor

Paul Lilly

Sorry folks, as much as we dislike being the bearer of bad news, sometimes it's inevitable. This is one of those cases. though it's not the end of the world. It appears as though Intel's upcoming Core i7 2700K processor isn't going to shove aside the Core i7 2600K at the $317 price point as previously rumored, and could cost as much as $350 at launch.

VR-Zone claims to have heard from a reliable source that the Core i7 2600K processor will stay put on Intel's pricing list. The Santa Clara chip maker, if the source is to be believed, has decided to charge a little bit extra for the 2700K chip, which will launch next month. VR-Zone wasn't willing to say exactly how much, for fear of getting its source in trouble, but did say the retail price (as opposed to pricing in 1,000-unit quantities) is likely to end up around $340 to $350.

Barring better overclocking, the 2600K looks to remain the better buy. The 2700K will come clocked at 3.5GHz, just 100MHz more than the 2600K, with all other features and specs being equal (3.8GHz Turbo Boost, 8MB L3 cache, Intel HD Graphics 3000, 95W).

VR-Zone says the 2700K will launch on October 24, a week before Halloween.

Image Credit: Intel

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