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Intel adds Core i5-2550k to its list of processors

While one might think, legitimately, that Intel would no longer launch new Sandy Bridge by the arrival of Ivy Bridge in June, now that it’s not sure since the Santa Clara’s company added silently a new reference to its MDDS databasenyESpes 101: core i5-2550k.

No precise information about its characteristics, but because the 2500K was already equipped with HD 3000 graphics chip, the only possible approach is an improved frequency CPU. It should always be entitled to 4 cores and 4 threads, but perhaps this time with a clock rate of 3.4GHz against 3.8GHz with Turbo that is to say, 100MHz more than the 2500K. It is likely that this maneuver is intended to push even further the highlights over the Bulldozer FX-8120 as prices are declining gradually. Intel could then adjust the price of 2500K to even a little cheaper than the FX-8120 (there is now the FX-8120 for $8 less than the i5-2500K), and ensure the overall top performance with the 2550k, even let 10 or $ 20 more expensive to its direct competitor, AMD.

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