Intel released new Core i5 and Core i7 desktop processors on Friday that can be easily overclocked.
The new chips include the quad-core Core i7-875K processor, which runs at 2.93GHz, and the dual-core Core i5-655K, which runs at 3.2GHz.
The 45nm Core i7-875K includes 8MB of cache and can run at speeds of up to 3.6GHz and draws 95 watts of power. It is priced at $342.
The 32nm Core i5-655K includes 4MB of cache and can run at speeds of up to 3.46GHz and draws 73 watts of power. It is priced at $216.
The processors integrate memory controllers. What makes them different is the ability to crank up and down the core and memory multipliers at will, offering overclockers the chance to paly and tweak them.