Originally Posted by Kursah
Good point, but looking at the Core2 track record, I really doubt in the main scheme of things it'll be a crap clocker and being based on Wolfdale, I've yet to work with one that couldn't hit at least 3.8Ghz with very little effort (though I have only used e8400/8500/8600 from the Wolfdale series). I might have to pick one of these up in the future! It comes down to what someone wants, it's cool that AMD and Intel offer such chips, I've played with both sides also, but at the end of the day after Core2, Intel kept me hooked, for this overclocker it's been a damn fun ride.
Good job for intel finally realizing there's competition in this market for such chips with such features, something AMD has done for a while. Good stuff. But Zubasa, you only need a cheap P35/P45 to OC quite well, heck I'm impressed with what a $50 GB P35-DS3L is capable of. It was used though! This chip gives end-users yet another option in the plethora of them already out there, but it definately will be a bang for the buck chip, I could be wrong, but with my experience with the Core2-based series, this chip will be a big success with overclockers and I bet seeing some 4.5-5GHz results is totally realistic with the right cooling (read: expensive and exotic), and 3.5-4Ghz realistic on good air cooling. That's my bet, and if that happens, for 90 bucks, it'll be a true hit.
Indeed the Wolfdales overall clocks very well, but you have to remeber this is a Pentium Dual Core and they usually don't clock as well as the E8XXXs. Anyways the PIIs clock decent as well its not like they can't reach 3.8 either just with more effort and luck.
Grab one while you can, because this looks like an Intel showoff more by making this a limited edition.
This is the reason I am wary about this new wolfie.