Difference in intel i7 processors?

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spudy12

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Hi, just wondering what the difference between the Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40GHz (Sandy Bridge) and the Intel® Core™ i7-980X Processor Extreme Edition is?

One being a whole lot more expensive than the other, can't tell any major difference?

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Well for a start they both use different processor sockets. Specifications are as follows;

Intel Core i7 980x - http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=47932
Intel Core i7 2600k - http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=52214

As you can see the 980x has 6 cores whereas the 2600k only has 4 cores. The 980x also has 12mb cache instead of the 8mb offered by the 2600k CPU. The 980x uses 130w of power and the 2600k only uses 95w meaning it will require less power and less cooling than the 980x. The 2600k also has a graphics card built into it. Although not exactly game playing graphics card but something that will work for most people that just watch a few films and play a few light internet games and older games.

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Hey there,

Each CPU has a certain socket that it can fit into to work correctly. If you buy a CPU that is 775 compatible then you will need a 775 motherboard. If you buy one that is 1156 then you will need a 1156 motherboard. Remember if you are in doubt about whether a CPU will work with a certain motherboard then the motherboard manufactures website usually tells you what CPU works with each motherboard they make.

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spudy12

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Oh right i get it now!
thanks for clearing that up for me?

One last question, what is the best motherboard to buy that comes with the Intel Core i7 980X already on it?
Not bothered about price at all :)

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