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[SOLVED] Difference between K and non-K Intel CPUs?

rapahamune

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Searching up the topic, all I can find is that K CPUs are unlocked to overclock, while non-K are locked. But while looking for specifications, K CPUs have higher base clocks and turbo boost compared to their non-K counterparts. So does it mean that even if I don't plan to overclock will I get better performance on a K processor?

And if that's the case, do I need a Z motherboard to achieve this performance on a K processor? Or using a non-Z MB with a stock K processor will give me better performance already?
 

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