Sunday, March 9th 2008

Intel Yorkfield Processors Next Week?

Following delays due to issues with the processor system bus on Intel’s Yorkfield processors, it looks like the 45nm quad-core chips may finally go on sale sometime during the next few days. Industry sources are claiming that the processors have now gone into mass production, meaning the 45nm Core 2 Quad Q9300, Q9450 and Q9550 should be available from next week. The Q9550 and Q9450 will run at 2.83GHz and 2.66GHz respectively, with a 1333MHz bus and 12MB of L2 cache. The Q9300 will run at 2.5GHz with an L2 cache of 6MB. Intel's official prices for the Q9550, Q9450 and Q9300 are $530, $316 and $266 respectively. The 45nm manufacturing process should allow the chips to run cooler and potentially allow more headroom for overclocking.Source: X-bit labs
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82 Comments on Intel Yorkfield Processors Next Week?

#1
hat
Maximum Overclocker
About time. I feel bad for the people waiting for the Yorkfields to come rolling in. As for me, I still want to se 45nm Xeons is LGA775 flavor...
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#2
mandelore
about time. If they have sorted the bus issues then everyone is in for some nice high clocking!!

If it were not for my unlocked multiplier on 9650, its have issues coz im struggling to hit 440fsb on this thing (tho its a known issue for the QX9650)

tho peeps who manage 450x9 should expect 4ghz stable on a pleasent 1.35-1.38 volts :) at 4ghz i know mine is stable @ 1.38
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#3
evil bill
bah, too late for me but tbh Im very happy with my E8200 :)
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#4
[I.R.A]_FBi
im somehow feeling the q66000 is still a good buy ...
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#5
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
I feel sad for all those who waited long and bought a Q6600. Sure the YF 'locked' chips come with lower multipliers but better models, more variety in the lineup.
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#6
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
the only good i see from this is the fact that the higher end 65nm quads will drop in price.

by: X-bit Labs
The 45nm manufacturing process should allow the chips to run cooler and potentially allow more headroom for overclocking.
i think not. it's already been proven that the 65nm quads still clock better than the 45nm quads. 45nm chips cant take the voltage required to reach higher clocks. most yorkies have hit a wall at 478mhz FSB. that mixed with a low multi will hinder it's overclocking abilities.
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#7
qwerty_lesh
ive read some reviews saying the 45nm run hotter then the equivlent 65nm processors
i think these were quad extremes tho...
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#8
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
With the High Gate (or die k whatever they call it) process and 45 nm architecture, these should run cooler and oc just as well. That sub 300 for that q9300 is an awesome price.
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#9
KBD
Are they gonna release some dual cores as well aside from the e8000 series, cause all i see is quads, which most people dont really need, unless doing heavy multitasking or video encoding?
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#10
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
most of the dual core 45nm chips have already been released. the reason the 45nm quads are just now being released is because they had to fix a few problems with them before release.
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#11
zOaib
i think ill stick with my q6600 for now ...... although i bought mine a whiiile back , first g0 start hittting the market
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#12
KBD
i was expecting more duals from the 9000 series, i guess quads are the new thing now
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#14
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
by: ShadowFold
How much is the Q9300?
by: X-bit Labs
Intel's official prices for the Q9550, Q9450 and Q9300 are $530, $316 and $266 respectively
$266
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#15
ShadowFold
Whoa the Q9300 is 266$ :eek: I didnt see that in the first post sorry lol I might have to get that instead of a Q6600.
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#16
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
your q6600 is far better for perfomance and overclockablity.
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#17
ShadowFold
Really? Isnt the Q9300 native and it has a larger cache? I dont really care for overclockability tho.
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#18
flashstar
It's not natively quad core. It just has a larger cache and tweaked core. The Q9300 also has a much higher fsb meaning that the multiplier is lower.
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#19
Nitro-Max
I love my Q6600 it will take more than the Q9450 to purswade me to part with it.
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#20
evil bill
by: KBD
i was expecting more duals from the 9000 series, i guess quads are the new thing now
you have kind of missed the point then - the E8000 seriers are the Duals and the Q9000 series are the Quads - they both use the 45nm process. The Quads are essentially 2 x E8000 on the same die.
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#21
Tatty_One
Super Moderator
by: fitseries3
the only good i see from this is the fact that the higher end 65nm quads will drop in price.



i think not. it's already been proven that the 65nm quads still clock better than the 45nm quads. 45nm chips cant take the voltage required to reach higher clocks. most yorkies have hit a wall at 478mhz FSB. that mixed with a low multi will hinder it's overclocking abilities.
Agreed, and lets not forget, the 45nm quads have the same 95W TDP rating of the 65nm G0 quad.
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#22
Tatty_One
Super Moderator
by: ShadowFold
Whoa the Q9300 is 266$ :eek: I didnt see that in the first post sorry lol I might have to get that instead of a Q6600.
Just bare in mind that if you do, on such a low multi, with less cache than the kentsfield you will get lower performance probably.
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#23
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
any way you look at it.... your paying more for less. it's just the "NEW" your paying for.
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#24
Tatty_One
Super Moderator
by: fitseries3
any way you look at it.... your paying more for less. it's just the "NEW" your paying for.
IMO the only viable options is the 9550 with the 8.5 multi but TBH, as such high prices, it isnt worth the price difference over the Kentsfield for possibly a max of 100-150mhz core speed.
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#25
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
awesome - just in time for my trip to Hong Kong next week!!!!!!
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