Taking A Long Look At Intel's Sandy Bridge

Keeping Up With The Joneses

Officially unveiled at CES 2011, Intel's Core i7 2600K and Core i5 2500K will play a major role in the channel in 2011. Aside from their rock-bottom prices, K-series chips integrate high-res graphics processing on the same die, and unlock more clock settings than a Timex repair shop. List prices are in the $200-$300 range, and performance of these quad-core processors is giving AMD's Phenom X6 parts a run for their money. And on the subject of money, if we were spending ours, we'd certainly give Intel's fast and cool K-series a serious look.


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