Reviews and Problems with Intel Core i7-2600K CM8062300833908 (BX80623I72600K)
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Intel Core i7-2600K
12 April 2011
Conclusion: Intel takes a giant step forward with the Core i7-2600K, one of its inaugural Sandy Bridge CPUs, in terms of both value and media processing. Its much-touted onboard graphics won't displace what you get with a discrete graphics card, but overall this is an impressive mainstream release.
Pros: Outstanding media-processing capabilities. Good overall computing performance. Unlocked multiplier for simplified overclocking.
Cons: Onboard video lacks DirectX 11 support, won't replace what you can get with discrete cards. Requires new motherboard. Bundled CPU cooler discourages tinkering.
Summary: At Rs.13,800, the Core i7 2600K isn’t exactly cheap, but for the kind of performance it delivers and its feature set, it’s not bad. Just a year ago, if you wanted an Intel CPU with an unlocked multiplier, you’d have no choice, but to go with their Extreme Edition chips, which were about Rs. 40,000. Now, with SandyBridge, you can enjoy those features at a very affordable price.