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News Lynnfield overclocks to 5GHz

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 3 Jun 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. dec

    dec [blank space]

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    awww man the 4ghz club is getting shut down already?
     
  3. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    Too many Intel news too frequently. What is someone looking to upgrade supposed to do now?
     
  4. Zero_UK

    Zero_UK New Member

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    Lol, Agreed Dragun. I think I may just wait till the end of the year to get a i5 and GTX3##
     
  5. Dreaming

    Dreaming New Member

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    That's extremely impressive!

    I will be waiting in anticipation for Bit-Tech's review :D
     
  6. g3n3tiX

    g3n3tiX Active Member

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    What socket does it use ? (ie. Can it replace a Core i7 ?)
     
  7. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    Then... i7... What is it for? Only because of the tripple channel?
     
  8. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    It uses socket 1156, so no, it can't replace an i7 (which uses socket 1366)

    This all sounds very wonderful, but if they're ES chips, means bugger all. Show me retail available chips doing this without breaking a sweat (and not getting close to their thermal limit) and I'll think about getting enthusiastic.
     
  9. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    5Ghz Quad Core you say? Phwooaarrr!
     
  10. sub routine

    sub routine Archie Gemel

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    technogiant New Member

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    So why is it so much better at overclocking than Core i7?....I would imagine another stepping of the latter will be out soon with similar performance?
     
  12. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    i5 and i7 are completely different in terms of interconnection with the rest of the components in the motherboard.
    IMAO, the i5's biggest limitation is the number of PCIe lanes that come from the CPU directly (20?). Of course that this isn't a problem for the majority of consumers (you can split 16 lanes across two PEG slots). So apparently the i7 is for workstations (that don't need ECC RAM?) and enthusiasts (like the Skulltrail was, only this time is cheaper and less power hungry, I think)...
     
  13. BlackDiamond

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    Intel was trying to get the CPUs with the highest profit margin that are based on the Nehalem architecture to the market as soon as possible - the Xeons. They didn't have a new ICH ready so they gave use the X58 + ICH10R and a non-Xeon chip for the Enthusiast market. That way they had presence in the high-end user segment that bought them enough time to complete the Nehalem architecture. i7 has a lot in common with the Xeons because it is a server chip that was made available to the high end market, while the mainstream product, the i5 uses a different design that is much better suited for desktop users. For example, the PCIe lanes to the video cards are connected directly to the CPU and do not go through the Northbridge - which possibly means better performance in the i5 than in the i7.
    BTW socket 1156 has different mounting holes than 775 AND 1366 - what a ripoff!
    I for one think that Intel has screwed us over with yet another one of their temporary solutions just to buy themselves enough time to create the "real" solution. I will stick to my overclocked Q6700 until i5 comes out.
     
  14. Kasius

    Kasius Bringing the dremolition

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    Big-pimping.. Thats my next build on hold, look forward to seeing the bit-tech review :D
     
  15. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Quite so.
     
  16. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    Truth in there mate.

    I'm not sure Intel screwed us over, Core i7 was never intended to be a real desktop superstar. It's a workstation part through and through.

    It's released for those of us that care enough to cater to our ePeen addiction, but aside from that they kept working on pricing and refreshing their 775 lineup. It's been clear from the start that 1366 was never meant to replace 775, that is the task of the 1156. From these early reports, and based on what Anand recently published, that will be done pretty well. A 5GHz quad will do very well, thanks very much :lol:
     
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    Might be a reason not to get the i7 920 then :)
     
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    Now that's a pity. Now I realised, that I should have waited to i5 + GTX 3xx, but noooo, I had to rush it and get an i7 and a GTX 295, what a dumbass. But now I'll have them money to buy me two SSD's and 12GB of 1800MHz RAM, and that will make my ePeen grow quite a bit. :)
     
  19. Jojii

    Jojii hardware freak

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    Breaking news: Technology products go obsolete quickly. Internet users shocked.
     
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    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    Nominated for win!
     
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