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YoyoTech weekend deal on Core i7-2700K

YoyoTech weekend deal on Core i7-2700K

Mmmm, shiny... Are you tempted by an upgrade?

Intel recently released the Core i7-2700K, which supersedes the 3.4GHz Core i7-2600K by 100MHz. We’ve yet to get our hands on one, so we don’t know whether it overclocks as well as current Sandy Bridge CPUs, which usually go to 5GHz on air if you’re willing to use plenty of vcore.

However, YoyoTech has stock at the moment and is running a special offer over the weekend. Order from the site and you’ll get a 5 per cent discount on what is already a competitive price for the new CPU. The offer ends midnight Sunday (ie, one minute before the first minute of Monday) so you’ll need to move quickly.

According to Intel there’s no difference between the two CPUs other than one uses a 35x multiplier and the other a 34x multiplier, and that the i7-2700K Turbo Boosts to 3.9GHz rather than 3.8GHz. Both CPUs share the same stepping (D2) and the same TDP, for example.

Tempted by the offer, or happy to stick with what you’ve got an wait for Ivy Bridge or Piledriver? Let us know in the forum.

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r3loaded 28th October 2011, 17:43 Quote
I've never really seen the point of the 2600/2600K/2700K. There are precious few people willing to pay an extra £70-£80 for a 100Mhz stock clock increase and hyperthreading. Intel's pricing strategy really is crazy.
HiMyNameIsWill 28th October 2011, 18:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by r3loaded
I've never really seen the point of the 2600/2600K/2700K. There are precious few people willing to pay an extra £70-£80 for a 100Mhz stock clock increase and hyperthreading. Intel's pricing strategy really is crazy.

Sir, I think that you forget that the 2600K and 2700K are unlocked processors, and hence offer proper overclocking capabilities
Bakes 28th October 2011, 18:36 Quote
So's the i5-2500k though - which can be overclocked to basically the same amount, and for £80 less than even this reduced price.
Ross1 28th October 2011, 18:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bakes
So's the i5-2500k though - which can be overclocked to basically the same amount, and for £80 less than even this reduced price.

no hyper-threading there though. thats the bit that you are paying for.
GeorgeStorm 28th October 2011, 19:03 Quote
The 2700k is a 2600k with an increased multi, they aren't clocking any better at the moment according to people who've tested 20+ on LN2.
3lusive 28th October 2011, 19:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by r3loaded
I've never really seen the point of the 2600/2600K/2700K. There are precious few people willing to pay an extra £70-£80 for a 100Mhz stock clock increase and hyperthreading. Intel's pricing strategy really is crazy.

If you do regular video transcoding then the extra threads on the 2600k/2700k nets you about 20/30% quicker renders because vid editing software is optimized for more than 4 threads (so its worth it for some people, but not gamers at the minute).
awlllwa 28th October 2011, 19:56 Quote
Being in the US i didn't know what YoYoTech was and i was like WTF dont they mean Yoyodyne (Propulsion Systems) .... wait a second.

Laugh while you can monkeyboy.
Landy_Ed 29th October 2011, 08:46 Quote
@r3loaded, depends on what you do with your computer. sure, the i7 series offer only slight increase over i5 for gamers, but what about those of us that do a whole lot of other stuff that use the extra capability? the tech isn't just badge re-engineering!
LeMaltor 29th October 2011, 16:34 Quote
Wow 5% off a 200 odd processor, is there nothing else you could have posted..........save the offers for the buyers guide.
BFGunrunner 29th October 2011, 23:15 Quote
This thing is an extra 130 dollars over the 2600k so your basically paying 130 for 100 mhz no thank you. I'd say just grab a 2600k instead.
Anfield 30th October 2011, 00:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by LeMaltor
Wow 5% off a 200 odd processor, is there nothing else you could have posted..........save the offers for the buyers guide.

In the UK a 5% discount on newly released PC Hardware is unfortunately rare, so rare its news worthy...
cool_dude 30th October 2011, 00:34 Quote
Five 5, Percent %.... wow.

Lets just load our trolleys up shall we!

Well least they reduced it a bit more than the goverment did with VAT and expected us to go out buying things. lol.
Fat Tony 30th October 2011, 09:20 Quote
Guy's shouldn't this be in the advert section - rather than the news section ?

Journalistic principals ?
rickysio 30th October 2011, 10:15 Quote
This is why I wanted Bulldozer to be good. :(
Vallachia 30th October 2011, 10:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by Fat Tony
Guy's shouldn't this be in the advert section - rather than the news section ?

Journalistic principals ?

Journalistic principals huh? You meant principles.
Picarro 30th October 2011, 11:50 Quote
I don't really get why Yoyotech should get all this free advertising?
Farfalho 31st October 2011, 09:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by Picarro
I don't really get why Yoyotech should get all this free advertising?

Who told you it's free?
Picarro 31st October 2011, 09:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by Farfalho
Who told you it's free?

Well I don't believe Yoyotech paid Bit-tech to write that article. If they did it would raise a load of moral questions about the journalistic ethics of Bit-tech.
Claave 31st October 2011, 10:43 Quote
Wow, you try to tell people about a new deal on a product they might be interested in and they accuse you of being corrupt.

:(
Picarro 31st October 2011, 11:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by Claave
Wow, you try to tell people about a new deal on a product they might be interested in and they accuse you of being corrupt.

:(

Sorry I didn't mean for it to come across as an accusation but it just seems wierd to do a promo for a specific retailer.
Unicorn 31st October 2011, 11:28 Quote
Wow, pretty harsh there guys. Claave was only trying to be helpful and save you a few extra £'s on a new build or an upgrade that you might have been thinking of. I have to agree though, personally £12 savings isn't enough to make me want to buy even one of them. I've seen them cheaper and bought them in the past. I do need a couple for upcoming builds in a project, but I'll be looking to get them even cheaper again for that - sponsored :)

[edit]

Oops, I was talking about the 2600k, I didn't realize it was the newer 2700k.
xaser04 31st October 2011, 12:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by Claave
Wow, you try to tell people about a new deal on a product they might be interested in and they accuse you of being corrupt.

:(

I *think* the point being made was why only mention this deal specifically? Why not all of the other deals that are currently out there?

I mean Alienware are currently offering 15% off of all of their laptops (quite a saving on some models) yet there is no mention, Ebyer currently have a HD6950 2GB on offer at £189.99 yet there is no mention of that either.

What is (was) so special about this Yoyotech offer that means it deserves its own news story?
Picarro 31st October 2011, 12:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by xaser04
I *think* the point being made was why only mention this deal specifically? Why not all of the other deals that are currently out there?

I mean Alienware are currently offering 15% off of all of their laptops (quite a saving on some models) yet there is no mention, Ebyer currently have a HD6950 2GB on offer at £189.99 yet there is no mention of that either.

What is (was) so special about this Yoyotech offer that means it deserves its own news story?

This was exactly what I wanted to point out :)
3lusive 31st October 2011, 12:44 Quote
I think its because they wanted to mention the new release of the 2700k, but also noticed that Yoyotech had an offer on it so decided to run with that as the title. But I understand that it may seem like 'wtf 5% is nothing and why single out Yoyotech', well hopefully I answered that in the first sentence (not that I can speak for Bittech!).
kzinti1 31st October 2011, 14:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by BFGunrunner
This thing is an extra 130 dollars over the 2600k so your basically paying 130 for 100 mhz no thank you. I'd say just grab a 2600k instead.

Exactly where do you buy 2600K's for $240? I'll buy at least 4 at that price right now!
xxxsonic1971 1st November 2011, 04:48 Quote
lol
venus 1st November 2011, 08:48 Quote
Hi . i'm just waiting for my build with 2700k to be finished but review has me worried as you failed to get a good OC on the same mobo as my build is using, weve got the corsair hydo 80 as cooler but as we were wanting 5ghz the reviews worried us

BTW (no HT) comp is for computer chess so no HT is needed for it

Anyone know why OC failed with that mobo(Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 ) ?
3lusive 1st November 2011, 09:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by venus

BTW (no HT) comp is for computer chess so no HT is needed for it

Chess software is optimized for 8+ cores, especially Deep Fritz or Deep Rybka 64, so HT on your 2700k will make a substantial benefit
Kovoet 1st November 2011, 09:20 Quote
Don't what the big issue is here all that happened was that it was put in the wrong section. I just think if it was Scan or someone else nothing would have been said.

Next time just put it in the bargain section in Marketplace
KraniX 1st November 2011, 11:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by Claave
Wow, you try to tell people about a new deal on a product they might be interested in and they accuse you of being corrupt.

:(

Well it does seem a little odd to post this, not something I've seen BT do before, if this really is an unsponsored post then my apologies for presuming dodgy intentions.

Must say I've been very disappointed with the lack of news post Bit-Tech add to the site, I'm a subscriber and I've been visiting less and less over the past few months as there seems quite a lack of content day to day which is a shame and then to see this really did annoy me.
venus 1st November 2011, 11:40 Quote
@ 3lusive

we run a computer chess forum...yes we are females and pc dummies but know more re fritz and chess engines than most

HT is not recognized by chess engines and is actually detrimental to them, you will see higher knds but do not be fooled by that ,

they recognice real cores not cyber ones , check out houdini chess site if you doubt me


back to subject

we need advice re that motherboard failing to OC with the 2700k as it OC's the 2600k faultessly ...but only up to 4.8 ghz
debs3759 1st November 2011, 17:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by GeorgeStorm
The 2700k is a 2600k with an increased multi, they aren't clocking any better at the moment according to people who've tested 20+ on LN2.

That's why I was glad that Scan didn't get enough on the day of release to fill all their orders. I was able to change my order and buy a 2600K instead when I saw they weren't as good as the hype. I'm only up to 4.5GHz stable on air (1.35V Vcore), I got 4.6GHz stable (1.39V) but the motherboard (Maximus IV Gene-Z) temps went up to 123C, so I throttled back until I receive all my water cooling parts and finish the build :)
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