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Old June 7, 2014, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by IRQ Conflict View Post
Finally! A 5Ghz Intel CPU! Pity they didn't up the GPU spec though. Either that or do away with it altogether. They should have given it the Iris pro or better yet not have it in there reducing the cost.
Technically speaking, for the 2500k and 2600k people that had good luck with the silicon lottery, 5 GHz was very doable, sometimes even on air. The top 2600ks could clock 5 GHz at under 1.425V (good for a 32nm process) and still be stable on Intel Burn Test.

On that note, I think this does bode well for Haswell-E.

Does anyone know how good the TIM used is, relative to the fluxless solder used on older chips?