Posted by: Nathan Simon
AMD, core 2 duo, Core 2 Quad, core i7, Core i7 875k, crysis, Intel, overclock, unlocked multiplier
Hey everyone, well its been quite some time since I upgraded my home system, I’m currently running an Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 clocked at 2.75Ghz, stock 2.2Ghz. Now its fine for everything I do, but sometimes I just want more… I think this might be the processor for me…
Intel Core i7-875K processor will have the same specifications as the model 870: it will operate at 2.93GHz, will feature four cores with Hyper-Threading technology, sport 8MB of L3 cache and will be made using 45nm process technology. The only difference between the two central processing units (CPUs) will be unlocked multiplier on the 875K chip, which will allow overclockers and enthusiasts to easily boost clock-speed of the product without necessity to overclock other parts of their systems.
If you head on over to Tom’s Hardware you will see that they have gotten this chip to and in excess of 4Ghz! That’s insane…. so you have a Quad Core 4Ghz processor…with air cooling none the less… Say hello to 80+ fps in games like Crysis.