Monday, August 25th 2008

Intel Bloomfield Operates at -120C on ASUS P6T Deluxe

Without doubt, Nehalem is what the computing world is raving about. Intel's next generation PC processors will arrive at stores sometime September thru October. Intel has put in a nice set of incentives to woo the enthusiast community, perhaps some of whom are sitting tight on US $3000 worth of CPUs in the form of dual QX9775 installations. Incentives include the Turbo Mode dynamic speed adjustment feature, projecting the processors as powerhouse chips that also have the potential for extreme computing or overclocking. NordicHardware captured such an installation which features a Core i7 Bloomfield processor seated on a ASUS P6T Deluxe motherboard with a liquid-nitrogen copper pot installed (a cooling device which consists of a copper cavity in contact with the CPU, in which liquid nitrogen is poured for rapid cooling). It's noted that the CPU temperatures plummeted to -120° C (or -184° F). It was noted that the Core i7 held on pretty well at those deep-space temperatures. There however, are no stability tests to back those observations as yet. Enjoy the pictures for now.

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15 Comments on Intel Bloomfield Operates at -120C on ASUS P6T Deluxe

#1
xfire
Any idea about the clock speed?
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btarunr
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by: xfire
Any idea about the clock speed?
That wasn't (or doesn't seem like) an OC attempt. They were just looking at how the chip holds on at those low temperatures.
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#3
xfire
What was the stock speed like?
...and even if we have no detailed performance data or even clock frequencies to share, Intel's new architecture is not far behind Yorkfield in regards to overclocked frequencies. That's as much as we could get for now, but we will keep digging!
Wonder how high it can go?
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#4
Siman0
seriously who doesn't take and NO2 there CPU and doesn't overclock it hmm im smelling problems with the new on die package. but come on if you took the time to hook up a cooling system like this then why don't you overclock and brag about it to increase the hype. im sorry but im throwing the um fake flag on this one along with i7 problems.
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#5
farlex85
by: Siman0
seriously who doesn't take and NO2 there CPU and doesn't overclock it hmm im smelling problems with the new on die package. but come on if you took the time to hook up a cooling system like this then why don't you overclock and brag about it to increase the hype. im sorry but im throwing the um fake flag on this one along with i7 problems.
B/c most likely intel is not allowing them to release oc results yet. This is to show the proc can operate at extremely low temperatures, and as such may be able to hit higher speeds than core 2.
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#6
theJesus
I want to see a prototype processor made specifically with liquid nitrogen cooling in mind. ie: so powerful and such high frequencies that it requires such extreme cooling to even maintain a "normal" temp. And, of course, that would go hand-in-hand with an equally insane motherboard chipset and everything else like memory and gpu, etc. to minimize bottlenecks. Just cool everything with liquid nitrogen :D
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#7
X1REME
where have you people been since the last days of IDF eh? the i7 cant overclock as Intel already said so (turbo = 125/300 mhz max by anandtech Intel fan boy).

the temps are what am interested in as there is nothing i have come across (air cooling).

to build and i7 system will cost well over 1000 (3 sets of ddr3 - x58 motherboard - i7 cpu)
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#8
MadCow
Well at least their IMC doesn't have the cold bug that the A64 IMC's have.:laugh:
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X1REME
by: MadCow
Well at least their IMC doesn't have the cold bug that the A64 IMC's have.:laugh:
well its funny how a i7 is a exact copy of the opteron lol.



i just learned from fud that a 3.2GHz Nehalem can easily overclock all the way to 4GHz or more, on air. If you use water or LN2 you are in for much higher speeds but the initial 4GHz+ gives you a clear idea that Nehalem will be as overclockable as the Yorkfield generation of Core 2 Quad CPUs.
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#10
X1REME
i don't understand all the hype with i7 as most of you cant or wont be able afford to buy the i7 including the components to build on lol
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#11
tigger
I'm the only one
metaphorically we are all clustered around the newest supercar oohing. :)

We may all want,but we cant all afford :cry:
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#12
_jM
by: tigger69
metaphorically we are all clustered around the newest supercar oohing. :)

We may all want,but we cant all afford :cry:
Agreed!
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#14
BarbaricSoul
by: X1REME
i don't understand all the hype with i7 as most of you cant or wont be able afford to buy the i7 including the components to build on lol
a 2.66 gig nahelem rig isn't gonna cost anymore than I paid for my current rig from what I've read of the upcoming prices. CPU is gonna be alittle over $300 usd on release, x58 motherboards should be about the same, and DDR3 ram prices drop everyday. I'm betting after I sell my current cpu/mobo/ram (already got it sold for $350 usd)I won't spend more than $500 out of pocket for my upgrade.
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#15
theJesus
Personally, I think 300 is pretty damn steep for a motherboard. It's alright for the CPU since it'll be quad-core (unless i'm mistaken and they're releasing dual-cores at that price-point instead). However, if you've got the money, and you're buying components that will take advantage of an expensive board, then it's more worth it. I, however, bought a 680i at release for ~250 and totally regret it since I don't use most of the features and it's still really buggy with the latest bios and drivers.

As far as overclocking goes, 4ghz was impressive on a chip that was 2.xx ghz stock. The amount of an OC to 4ghz from 3.2ghz is only 20%. That's to be expected from pretty much any half-decent chip I think. I consider nearing a 50% OC impressive . . . and I fully expect these chips to hit ~5ghz or more on air.
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