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Old January 30, 2012, 05:12 PM
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Default Intel release new i5 CPU with no GPU

Intel outs three graphics-less Core i5 CPUs - CPU - News - HEXUS.net
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Old January 30, 2012, 05:28 PM
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i5 2550k...swap integrated graphics for a 100mhz at stock....seems kind of useless unless its cheaper than a 2500k (not that I use integrated, but I would rather have it and OC the 1 multiplier). Not surprised they are making these chips though. I am sure intel has a huge amount of CPU stocked up that have defective graphics in them. If the price is right it will be a great way to get a decent CPU.
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Old January 30, 2012, 05:49 PM
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Yeah I am all for no IGP anyways if it saves me a bit of Coin on the CPU.

Since, for the vast majority of us the IGP is a waste.

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Wonder if it allows it to overclock further?

Guess I need to read.
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i5-2550K has an MSRP of US$225, so no price advantage over the i5-2500K -- it's actually more expensive since the i5-2500K has an MSRP of US$216. Trading 100MHz for an IGP and $9 is not a good idea unless, as noted above, it makes a significant difference in overclocking potential. Only way I can see that is if the power-gating to the IGP is complete -- but isn't it already complete on this generation of chips if the IGP isn't being used?
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