Sunday, April 29th 2007

Intel Q6600, Xeon X3220 and X3210 to Recieve New Stepping

Intel Q6600, Xeon X3220 and X3210 to Receive New Stepping

Intel has informed its customers that the Core 2 Quad Q6600 desktop quad-core processor as well as the Xeon X3220 and X3210 server quad-core CPUs have been transitioned to a new stepping. According to a product change notification released on Friday, the three processors were transitioned from the B-3 to the G-0 processor stepping. All new stepping CPUs have 10W lower TDP - 95W instead of the original 105W. The new CPUs, which can be identified by the CPUID “06FB” (B-3 processors were labeled “06F7”), also increase the Tcase, a value that describes the maximum temperature a CPU can sustain, by 11 degrees Celsius. All three G-0 CPUs require BIOS updates. Samples of the processors are expected to be available on May 11. General availability of the units is scheduled for July 16.Source: TG Daily
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11 Comments on Intel Q6600, Xeon X3220 and X3210 to Recieve New Stepping

#1
ex_reven
When it says the Tcase is increased by 11 degrees, is that the temperature that a chip can take before thermal shutdown, or is it the temperature before actual failure (as in the cpu dies)
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a111087
by: ex_reven
When it says the Tcase is increased by 11 degrees, is that the temperature that a chip can take before thermal shutdown, or is it the temperature before actual failure (as in the cpu dies)
i think it talks about before thermal shutdown, since after that the chip might not be burned but damaged... ok I don't know :banghead:
lol
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#3
ex_reven
by: a111087
i think it talks about before thermal shutdown, since after that the chip might not be burned but damaged... ok I don't know :banghead:
lol
:roll:
They need to be more specific :rolleyes:
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#4
Pinchy
...as long as its better :D
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#5
RickyG512
but isnt the q6600 already in shops, so people will have different versions of same cpu
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#6
ex_reven
by: RickyG512
but isnt the q6600 already in shops, so people will have different versions of same cpu
It probably happens all the time man...its like a mobo revision
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#7
Completely Bonkers
Lower power = less heat, + higher max thermal operating temp = much more overclockable :-)

P.S. Please spell check news items! While I think the odd spelling/grammar error in posts is OK, when it's in news, it makes TPU look like an amateur site rather than the professional imagine it deserves.
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#8
RickyG512
u say it will overclock more but i heard that new conrows are starting to overclock less than the ones from like september last year or when ever it was releashed
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kwchang007
by: RickyG512
u say it will overclock more but i heard that new conrows are starting to overclock less than the ones from like september last year or when ever it was releashed
really? i never heard that. it could be because of a few batches that just weren't manufactured as well as the first batches. however, that doesn't mean that all new conroes overclock horribly compared to the first ones. i think if you get a "bad" batch, maybe your maximum overclock will be 200 mhz lower, at the high end. i think you may be looking at people whose overclocks were limited for other reasons...motherboard, ram, etc.
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#10
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Intel is just unleashing awesome chip after awesome chip. I am thoroughly impressed with them.
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Zubasa
by: RickyG512
u say it will overclock more but i heard that new conrows are starting to overclock less than the ones from like september last year or when ever it was releashed
This is because all the new 2MB Core 2 Duo CPUs are not Conores but Allendales:p
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