Intel readying Core i7-2700K CPU to spoil AMD Bulldozer launch?

Intel readying Core i7-2700K CPU to spoil AMD Bulldozer launch?

Summary: It looks like Intel may have a two-pronged approach to combating the imminent debut of AMD's new Bulldozer desktop processors. Not only does the company plan to release its new Sandy Bridge-E "extreme" chips a few weeks after Bulldozer's launch, but it also appears to have another CPU up its sleeve to send out against AMD's new FX series.

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It looks like Intel may have a two-pronged approach to combating the imminent debut of AMD's new Bulldozer desktop processors. Not only does the company plan to release its new Sandy Bridge-E "extreme" chips a few weeks after Bulldozer's launch, but it also appears to have another CPU up its sleeve to send out against AMD's new FX series.

CPU World sleuths noticed that Intel recently added a new box to its Material Declaration Data Sheets (MDDS) database that indicates that the company is preparing the Core i7-2700K, which would presumably replace the i7-2600K as the fastest non-extreme Sandy Bridge desktop processor. Unfortunately, there are no specs or other pertinent information about the chip, though CPU World assumes that it will be like the i7-2600K with four cores, Hyper-Threading, and 8MB L3 cache, but will carry a slightly higher clock speed.

Anandtech speculates that the pricing for the i7-2700K will be roughly $317, which will be higher than the top eight-core Bulldozers. Then again, if it can best AMD's latest in performance testing, then enthusiasts might not mind the extra cost. The i7-2700K release could also pull the pricing of the i7-2600K down closer to the $266 price expected for the FX-8150.

In any event, it appears that Intel will have plenty of new product to battle with Bulldozer as the fourth quarter rolls on. But will it be able to blunt AMD's momentum after it launches its latest chips?

Topics: Processors, Intel

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  • RE: Intel readying Core i7-2700K CPU to spoil AMD Bulldozer launch?

    Quote "CPU World sleuths noticed that Intel recently added a new box to its Material Declaration Data Sheets"

    I think you're trying to mislead us!
    davewave
  • RE: Intel readying Core i7-2700K CPU to spoil AMD Bulldozer launch?

    Is it true that the Sandy Bridge processors 32nm were released without sata6 capability; to date? ( As I have also read that the latest Sandy Bridge-E processors will be without. As well as, but really not important; the pcie 3.0 interphase.

    AMD will still have customers if they can facelift current website Home Page, capitalize on sata6 and pcie3.0 capability of FX processors and quad-channel memory interface. ( Currently own i72600k with lack of interest toward LGA 2011 cpu's 22nm design issues to date.)
    Rob T.
    • RE: Intel readying Core i7-2700K CPU to spoil AMD Bulldozer launch?

      @Rob T.
      That wasn't true. But what was true is that their refusal to go to 6 SATA 6GB/s ports cost them a ton of cash- remember the recalls and switches to B3 stepping on the early motherboards?

      But what they didn't have at launch was USB 3.0. Even Sandy Bridge-E (X79) doesn't have an on-chip controller.

      So I hope, really hope, that Bulldozer is competitive with the i7-2600K, or at least, AT LEAST the 2500K (I don't care about the 2600K because the speed gain is minimal with HyperThreading- and the 2500K overclocks just as high).


      But what I really want is a sub-100 dollar Bulldozer (or at least, about 130-150).

      That would effectively delete the locked Intel i3 processors from the minds of enthusiasts, and perhaps force Intel to put out an unlocked i3 (which would be very interesting to see if it could reach as high a clock speed as its quad-core brethren).

      But... I have to wait for Piledriver to come out for that. So next year (maybe).
      R220
    • RE: Intel readying Core i7-2700K CPU to spoil AMD Bulldozer launch?

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  • there are no specs or other pertinent information about the chip

    No specifications, only speculation.

    I feel like I read a star scandal sheet.
    rmhesche
  • RE: Intel readying Core i7-2700K CPU to spoil AMD Bulldozer launch?

    Definitely, having the specs would help :)

    www.meteortel.com
    Alex P
  • RE: Intel readying Core i7-2700K CPU to spoil AMD Bulldozer launch?

    One thing that's always bugged me is AMD's lack of advertising. People that don't have a clue about PC hardware know the word Intel. Another great AMD bonus is the life cycles of there sockets. Since AM2 started there has almost always been compatibility for new motherboards. Unless you have to shave 30 seconds off from video compression times the paper specs are irrellavent.
    whitey725
  • RE: Intel readying Core i7-2700K CPU to spoil AMD Bulldozer launch?

    Will that help me read email faster?
    STAN113
  • RE: Intel readying Core i7-2700K CPU to spoil AMD Bulldozer launch?

    AMD just made 8.4GHz liquid chip, 5GHz air. Who cares? AMD wins.
    rnicholl1
    • RE: Intel readying Core i7-2700K CPU to spoil AMD Bulldozer launch?

      @rnicholl1

      Yeah they had to use Liquid Nitrogen and Liguid Helium, and also disable 6 core's and 2.1v to reach that speed.

      Look at CPU-Z in the video.


      Far as I am concerned let's see some real world benchmark's and also see how far, they go or do not go on air and water.
      Damien c
      • RE: Intel readying Core i7-2700K CPU to spoil AMD Bulldozer launch?

        @Damien c They have the advantage, AMD FX chips will be fully unlocked, Intel chips only have unlocked multiplier. Thus, this kind of overclock is much easier. Also, the chips tend to have twice as many cores.
        rnicholl1