Intel Core i7-2600 vs i7-2600K comparison and difference
The Intel Core i7-2600 vs i7-2600K by starredreviews.
The Core i7-2600 as well as the the core i7-2600K are high end desktop processor that have the same clock frequency at 3.4 GHz. They also have the same nominal turbo frequency at 3.8 GHz.
The Core i7-2600K is the unlocked part with official support for overclocking. The core i7-2600 also have overclocking feature but it is limited in nature.
– You will need a good cooling and Fan arrangement if you wish to overclock the core i7-2600K part.
– The core i7-2600K part comes more expensive. You should be buying it only if you are in gaming, need high performance and you know how to make cooling work.
– When overclocked the system may become unstable. It will be part dependent, and you will need to do a hit and trial to see what maximum frequency can be supported in the part that you purchased with the cooling arrangements that you decide to build.
– The 2600K can be easily overclocked at 4.4GHz on air cooling. With some exotic cooling arrangements, it is possible to reach 5 GHz and possibly beyond.