2700K Intel launches the Core i7 2700K, reduces pricing on some CPUs

Not entirely unexpected, Intel has launched its Core i7-2700K CPU today with little fanfare as is typical for when the company puts out an incremental upgrade. Three of Intel's other desktop CPU's have been given a price cut by between 13 and 15 percent which is a pretty generous discount, although none of these models are likely to get anyone excited.

Not entirely unexpected, Intel has launched its Core i7-2700K CPU today with little fanfare as is typical for when the company puts out an incremental upgrade. Three of Intel's other desktop CPU's have been given a price cut by between 13 and 15 percent which is a pretty generous discount, although none of these models are likely to get anyone excited.
 
Let's start with the Core i7-2700K, the official list price is US$332 (S$422), slightly less than our anticipated price point, although $1 more than the rumoured price point. That said, this is as always when it comes to Intel, in quantities of 1,000 units and according to Impress Akiba PC Hotline the CPU is on sale in Japan for 27,800 Yen, or US$365 (S$464) which is actually higher than our price estimation. There really isn't much to see here in terms of new features, as the Core i7-2700K is simply clocked 100MHz than the Core i7-2600K for a clock speed of 3.5GHz and a Turbo clock of 3.9GHz. There shouldn't be any other differences.
 
2700K Intel launches the Core i7 2700K, reduces pricing on some CPUs
 
As for the discounted models, we'll, the fastest one is the Core i3-2120 which was reduced by 15 percent from US$138 to US$117 (S$149) which at least makes it a 200MHz faster alternative to the Core i3-2100 which comes in at the same price point. Next we have the Pentium G850 which was reduced by 13 percent from US$86 to US$75 (S$95), the same price point as the G840. Finally we have the Pentium G630 which was reduced by 15 percent from US$75 to US$64 (S$81), also ending up at the same price point as its slightly slower sibling, the G620. No other changes were made to Intel's price list and we're not expecting anything major to happen before the Sandy Bridge-E launch in November.