Intel Core i5 and i7 K Series Processors free you from multiplier locks

by Rafael Hernandez on May 28, 2010 · 0 comments

Jumping into the overclocking arena can be a little difficult, if not tedious, as most processors require you to pump the clock rates on a system’s chipset which happens to add yet another variable that could stymie your quest for the fastest speeds.

The Intel Core i5 655K and Core i7 875K processors (or K series) are a kinder, gentler, enthusiast chip which offers an unlocked multiplier without having to jump up to the Extreme Edition pricing. Hardware Canucks has the review:

Specifications-wise, the new i7-875K is 100% identical to the current flagship i7-870, but obviously it comes with unlocked multipliers. Perhaps more importantly though, the i7-875K comes with an extremely unexpected $220 price cut…for now. Intel have indicated that this price point might not last forever, so take advantage of it while you can.

A tweaker’s dream and coming in at a much lower price tag too…these won’t stay on shelves long.

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