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InterviewDan Belton is the consumer and retail director for Intel UK. His main responsibilities include engaging with the principal UK retailers and OEMs to bring consumer platforms and technologies to market.
The point is that this cheaper Sandy Bridge E gives you everything the top chip delivers for a lot less money. There's absolutely no reason to spend. We're not completely convinced even this truly means the 3930K is good value for money. But it's still a very fast processor and the chip we'd buy if we had a big budget.
The Intel Core i7 2700K's only hope of giving something we haven't already got is overclocking. What'll she do, mister? The answer during our testing and in the context of air cooling and a modicum of extra voltage is 4.8GHz. A very good result, we think you'll agree. But not materially better than you can expect from most 2600K processors. Again, the game doesn't move on.