Intel Lets Slip Core i7 2700K Processor Details
Intel added a couple of interesting entries to its Material Declaration Data Sheets (MDDS) database: BX80623I72600K and BXC80623I72700K. Both of these point to an as-yet unreleased Core i7 2700K processor.
Deciphering the code, we find that the first two letters tell us this is a boxed processor ("BX"). One of the strings is followed by the letter "C," which indicates it's destined for China. After that is a five-digit code representative of boxed Sandy Bridge parts, followed by the processor name itself.
What we don't know are the processor specs, though we suspect it will end up being a faster clocked version of the Core i7 2600K. Word on the Web is that the 2700K will supplant the 2600K at the $317 price point. There's nothing to confirm that, but if it shakes out that way, the 2600K will be driven down closer in price to AMD's upcoming flagship FX-8150 processor, which will sell for $266.