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Intel has several goals with the new launch of the Sandy Bridge platform; introduce a new family of processors that take multimedia to the next level. They have done this by upgrading the integrated graphics to using the same package as the processor instead of a separate chip on the die. This means the graphics will have direct access to the processor and improve performance by up to 100% over the previous integrated graphics on Clarkdale. The second thing was to improve media playback and performance.
The 2600K CPU is clocked at 3.4GHz for the default clock and 3.8GHz for the Turbo Boost 2.0 maximum. The DP67BG board is a good board well worth its heritage from the Skulltrail and Bonetrail platforms that preceded it. The full package has the tools and with an unlocked processor you can really make your system sing by overclocking. I was able to hit over 4.5GHz on air without a fancy cooler or a lot of time, just imagine what could be done with better cooling? When Intel puts their nose to the grindstone good things emerge, the new 2nd gen Core CPUs offer embedded graphics, lower power consumption, better performance and low temps that allow superior overclocking than anything yet seen, what’s not to like?