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Intel’s “K” Unlocked CPUs to feature revised heatsink

In a bid to reach out to overclockers, Intel will be releasing two unlocked multiplier CPUs in the mainstream market – the Core i5 655K and Core i7 875K. Clearly, Intel’s reference coolers aren’t designed for overclocking, so they have decided to provide beefed up vertical-style heatsinks of the K series CPUs. Fudzilla have managed to get a hold of a render of the new heatsink – which does resemble the i7 980X’s heatsink.

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In a bid to reach out to overclockers, Intel will be releasing two
unlocked multiplier CPUs in the mainstream market – the Core i5 655K and
Core i7 875K. Clearly, Intel’s reference coolers aren’t designed for
overclocking, so they have decided to provide beefed up vertical-style
heatsinks of the K series CPUs. Fudzilla have managed to get a hold of a
render of the new heatsink – which does resemble the i7 980X’s
heatsink.

The heatsink seems to feature six copper heatpipes, though the fan seems to be similar to the current flimsy heatsinks. While the target market – overclockers – are likely to go for the best aftermarket specialist heatsinks, consumers will no doubt appreciate a decent cooler with the CPU.

Reference: Fudzilla

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