Monday, October 27th 2008

Intel Preps Overclocking Application for its Core i7 Processors

During IDF Taipei earlier last week Intel demonstrated its DCC (Desktop Control Center) overclock software for the forthcoming Intel Core i7 processors. The DCC is a easy to work with software that will allow overclocking in Windows environment and help novice overclockers and experts. The Desktop Control Center can adjust CPU multiplier, voltage, memory timings and clock speed as well as various system voltage options such as the QPI voltage. The DCC also gives you the option to switch on and off Turbo Boost in Windows, and monitor system temperature readings.

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23 Comments on Intel Preps Overclocking Application for its Core i7 Processors

#1
alexp999
Staff
Nice, so is the X58 gonna be the first Intel motherboard to support OCing?
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#2
Error 404
That looks very, very useful.
However, I am willing to bet that Intel has set limits in the program so that the chip doesn't go outside its maximum operational paramaters. I'm sure people will find out how to work around that though. ;)
I'm seriously considering getting a job and saving up, so that I can get a nehalem based laptop or desktop. This chip looks like it'll be epic.
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#3
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
hey mind you dont over volt the ram too much when overclocking or say byebye to your rig
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#4
Mussels
Moderprator
i'm in love with turbo mode.
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#5
lemonadesoda
This is NOT A GOOD SIGN.

Intel is basically admitting that you need to overclock the i7 to get decent performance. They are making this admission even before it is released and creating a tool to "help" the i7 look like a better CPU!

They are realeasing this tool BEFORE they release the i7 so that the first benchmarks that are published will be standard and WITH the OC tool, so that the results will outperform Core2. I bet that without the tool, i7 benchmarks will look lukewarm compared to core2 and would be not worth the investment given the marginal performance increases for buying new mb, new RAM, new CPU, and new coolers!! :eek:
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#6
Mussels
Moderprator
by: lemonadesoda
This is NOT A GOOD SIGN.

Intel is basically admitting that you need to overclock the i7 to get decent performance. They are making this admission even before it is released and creating a tool to "help" the i7 look like a better CPU!

They are realeasing this tool BEFORE they release the i7 so that the first benchmarks that are published will be standard and WITH the OC tool, so that the results will outperform Core2. I bet that without the tool, i7 benchmarks will look lukewarm compared to core2 and would be not worth the investment given the marginal performance increases for buying new mb, new RAM, new CPU, and new coolers!! :eek:
... what?

please, take a break here. you're making up some really paranoid sounding stuff.
This is nothing more than an evolution of speedstep.
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#7
[I.R.A]_FBi
shutting off an clocking single cores ftw
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#9
alexp999
Staff
I hope on top of this they enable OCing in their BIOS' . I had an Intel mobo once, you can do jack in the bios.
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#10
1c3d0g
by: lemonadesoda
This is NOT A GOOD SIGN.

Intel is basically admitting that you need to overclock the i7 to get decent performance. They are making this admission even before it is released and creating a tool to "help" the i7 look like a better CPU!

They are realeasing this tool BEFORE they release the i7 so that the first benchmarks that are published will be standard and WITH the OC tool, so that the results will outperform Core2. I bet that without the tool, i7 benchmarks will look lukewarm compared to core2 and would be not worth the investment given the marginal performance increases for buying new mb, new RAM, new CPU, and new coolers!! :eek:
O RLY? :shadedshu It seems you are just making up excuses because your precious AMD can't keep up. Face it, Intel is dominating them and there's nothing they can do about it until their next arch comes out. Besides, no one is forcing you to upgrade anything, your current rig is doing its job pretty well, no? :slap:
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#11
Mussels
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by: 1c3d0g
O RLY? :shadedshu It seems you are just making up excuses because your precious AMD can't keep up. Face it, Intel is dominating them and there's nothing they can do about it until their next arch comes out. Besides, no one is forcing you to upgrade anything, your current rig is doing its job pretty well, no? :slap:
he actually has an intel CPU...
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#12
lemonadesoda
by: 1c3d0g
It seems you are just making up excuses because your precious AMD can't keep up.
ROFL. You made my day, Intel Nazi. :cool: LOL

http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/software/dcc/index.htm

Has anyone tried this utility? Is it as Mussels suggests (:toast:) a SpeedStep tweaking tool, or is this as btarunr wrote (:confused:) an OC tool?
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#13
Zubasa
by: 1c3d0g
O RLY? :shadedshu It seems you are just making up excuses because your precious AMD can't keep up. Face it, Intel is dominating them and there's nothing they can do about it until their next arch comes out. Besides, no one is forcing you to upgrade anything, your current rig is doing its job pretty well, no? :slap:
SO his precious AMD is a Q6600?
LOL:laugh:
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#14
tigger
I'm the only one
Its a pity that only works on intel boards lemonadesoda :( It looks pretty good.
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#15
HaZe303
Sweet seeing 8 cores (4+4) @ 100% utilisation!!? :) Would be nice if games would do that sometimes as well?? :)
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#16
niko084
by: tigger
Its a pity that only works on intel boards lemonadesoda :( It looks pretty good.
I'm certain Asus/ Gigabyte / DFI etc will come up with their variations. :)
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#17
KBD
by: tigger
Its a pity that only works on intel boards lemonadesoda :( It looks pretty good.
where do you see only Intel made boards? it sez its for the i7.

And Giga, Asus and DFI already have utilities similar to this, i only used Easy Tune 5 though, this Intel one looks much better.
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#18
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Turbo? Aw, that was sad back in the 1990's and it remains sad today. Just turn it on in the BIOS and unplug the switch. XD

Unless it has to do with hyper-threading prioritization...hmm. That is more probable.


Seriously, I wouldn't expect much from this app. All they're doing is calming the enthusiast fears that Core i7 will not allow overclocking. At the same time, their app can prevent people from overclocking too far. The hardcore overclockers are likely to just stick to the tested ways of overclocking (ehm...BIOS).
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#19
tigger
I'm the only one
by: KBD
where do you see only Intel made boards? it sez its for the i7
Here

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#20
KBD
oh, i see, this wasnt in the news brief. I had no idea DCC worked worked with 775 boards, albeit in the beta form

i'm still pleasantly surprised to see this coming from intel. Intel boards (aside from the extreme chipsets)usually dont overclock at all. I think this is supposed to be jab at AMD overdrive but the latter works on all AMD chipset boards AFAIK and i doiubt enthusiasts will be buying an Intel-made board anyway, there are much better choices out there for X58.
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#21
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
So is this an anything you can do I can do better from Intel to AT&T
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#22
Mussels
Moderprator
by: lemonadesoda
ROFL. You made my day, Intel Nazi. :cool: LOL

http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/software/dcc/index.htm

Has anyone tried this utility? Is it as Mussels suggests (:toast:) a SpeedStep tweaking tool, or is this as btarunr wrote (:confused:) an OC tool?
its speedstep with the ability to go UP as well as down :D
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#23
ShadowFold
I'm disappointed it only works on Intel boards. I thought they OC'd like crap in the first place..
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