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Other i3 2120

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Erm..., 1 Mar 2011.

  1. Erm...

    Erm... Witty Title.

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  2. Landy_Ed

    Landy_Ed Combat Novice

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    Dunno, we've not been told what to think?

    (and we still don't know which one's pink......)
     
  3. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    well its a dual core with hyper threading, 3.3ghz,3mb cache, onchip video (850/1100) no turbo boost and it's locked
     
  4. Nealieboyee

    Nealieboyee Packaging Master!

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    I've been wondering when the unlocked versions are arriving. Any idea? Which model with it be? 2100?
     
  5. Salty Wagyu

    Salty Wagyu moo

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    Yeah, would like reviewers to put some focus on media playback benches if possible on the i3s too since this cpu is ideal for an HTPC setup. (no game benches please like the HD 3000 review :p)
     
  6. MrGumby

    MrGumby CPC 464 User

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    Doubt they will be unlocked tbh. Intel wanted to move away from the sub £80 overclocking monsters like the G6950 when it locked the buses.

    If they need a chip to fight of any low end AMD competition im sure they will just release some chips with a clock bump.
     
  7. Guest-16

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    It won't happen. Intel has no need to sell unlocked versions of cheap parts.
     
  8. Nealieboyee

    Nealieboyee Packaging Master!

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    This is bulls**t! So now overclocking is only for those with lots of money who can afford i5 and i7? What happened to buying affordable/cheap parts and overclocking them to get the most from your money?
     
  9. Guest-16

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    Told you last year!! :p

    Search "Intel kills overclocking"

    Yes, Intel is increasing their ASPs and locking down their platform so only the rich can afford to buy their fastest chips. The G6960 was the very last cheap n cheerful overclocker.

    I don't think the i3s even have turboboost! EDIT: No. No overclocking. At. All.




    That is, unless you buy AMD..
     
  10. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Well-Known Member

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    AMD? Blasphemy! :p


    Its a shame intel have gone down this route however you can still get P55 and 6950s so jumping on the OC bandwagon is still WIN!
     
  11. Guest-16

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    Yea, but only while stocks last...

    Give it another few months and they'll be all gone.
     
  12. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Hopefully AMD will make them think twice about their decision if they can finally pull off some more realistic competition with Bulldozer.

    No OCing??? What has happened to the world?
     
  13. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    Its just a shame current AMD stuff is so deeply uninteresting.

    tbh the unlocked i5s are very cheap for what they do anyway.
     
  14. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Very true.
     
  15. Landy_Ed

    Landy_Ed Combat Novice

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    Well exactly. I paid a similar amount for my i7 as for my now sold Q9550, it performs a lot better out the box, overclocks further with less effort & runs cooler. While I don't think Intel are being particularly charitable with their product offerings, I'd hardly have a go at them for keeping the i3 parts locked down.
     
  16. murraynt

    murraynt Well-Known Member

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    I really hope AMD come back with something blistering.
     
  17. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    It would be nice to see some real competition again, for prices if nothing else.
     
  18. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    This is a direct result of a lack of competition in the CPU market!

    Though in truth we can't complain about value for money since the SB are so fast even from stock.
     
  19. Guest-16

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    If they do they'll charge $$$ for it. AMD need to increase ASPs even more than Intel to not just grow. but actually become PROFITABLE again! Without increasing how much they charge they cannot invest in future revisions.

    Despite the fact they split from GloFo as process tech becomes harder to do, FABs will eventually ask chip makers to "chip in" for the cost of upgrades, which again will cost money come 14nm node. As it stands, GloFo and TSMC are nowhere near ready for 22nm yet anyway!
     
  20. Guest-23315

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    Remember the good old days when you could clock your Opteron 144/146 past the average OC on an FX57? Or when you could get an X2 3800 above an X2 4800 OC..

    Ahh. Those were the days.

    Cheap OC chips are what keep me going.
     

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