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First Intel Clarkdale Core i3 Low-Voltage Overclocking Feat Yields 4 GHz at 0.832 V

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    You will. Newegg will tell you what you're buying, while reviews on the internet will tell you it's faster.
     
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    All of those sockets can't last. Which one has the longest longevity?
     
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    Bit late on this one... But three words: My F***ing GOD!

    F*** i7. Im going this route! lol
     
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    LOL but this is 32nm... just wait till the 32nm i7's are out... it will be S E X
     
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    Wheres the 3D06? Prime95? Is it stable?

    I am tired of the double standard when it comes to Intel vs AMD. This is just a showoff for Intel... just as AMD did with the 7Ghz PII run.
     
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    .... that thit shits all over my xeon.
     
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    so does this mean I shouldnt upgrade to an i7 yet?
     
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    you tell us. i7 still packs more power, thats for sure.
     
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    I have a feeling it's not that impressive as it seems.

    65nm's needed 1.6V to 4ghz, 45nm's need 1.2V to 4GHz -> same -0.4volts of and 32nm's need 0.8V to 4GHz.

    If that 0.832V is stock voltage it has 1000MHz OC headroom in it (the ES), mine does 700MHz OC with stock voltage.

    But still very nice :p Now only problem is that low voltage Dual seems more interesting than current generation Quads. These will sell like crazy, if retails have same potential and quad core won't ever pick up in games. Unless it's indifferent to a game if it sees 4 threads or 4 cores performance wise.

    Most likely true, if not even lower limit. Bump up the voltage and they'll go heat crazy, so it's nice they run fast with low voltage.

    By the looks of it it's just XP stable :) So no.
     
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    That is so true - in perspective the chips are not SO impressive, but at the same time, only a few 65nm's could hit 4ghz 24/7, almost all 45nm's can hit 4ghz 24/7, a few can hit 4.5 24/7 - now if that trend continues that means that this chip is virtually guaranteed to hit 4ghz, and that many can pull 4.5ghz+ 24/7 with a faster IPC than the current generation.

    THAT is what is really impressive - Faster IPC+4.5Ghz 4 threaded nehalem madness for cheap (i3) that is pretty nuts.
     
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    i guess it's impressive, but it's kinda expected. as said voltage to reach 4ghz or so has decreased in increments it seems with die shrinks. I also think that the max voltage these 32nm chips will be able to handle will be aorund 1.2-.28v or so.

    As for the argument of it performing clock for clock like i7...i very much dout it. it may be based on nahalem like i7, but pentium dual-core is based on core2 architecture but its performance is a good bit different from an e8X00 isn't it.
     
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    so true... its like a 4.5ghz pentium dual to match a 4.0ghz e8x00... can't wait for the benchies of this monster.
     
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    Awsome good clocks, wonder what the voltage limit is on these.
     
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    imagine that on a laptop... with 5ghz... the possibilities are endless....
    and yeah, that voltage is pretty low even for 4ghz
     
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    show me someone who has had a lower stable vcore for 4ghz :cool:
     
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    can i photoshop it?


    Most people are :O over what my xeon can do, let alone something this low.

    even if this is a rare chip, 1.0v for FOUR threads (dual core + HT + IMC) means one hell of a good deal.
     
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    though i'm very curious about performance. i mean core2duo cpus well overclocked and core 2 quads run pretty much right on i7's butt crack :), so i can't really see these duals outperforming the current c2d/q as then they'd be real close to i7 performance as well and anyone looking to purchase a new system would go for those and use the saved money elseware in the system. So...i don't really see thses i3's being an upgrade for anyone with a solid core2 system. what do u all think?
     
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    heres you answer
     
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    Ehh, why is the DDR3 mem @240Mhz? :D Everest reading it wrong or sth?

    1,25v for 4Ghz bench stable for an unrefined ES still looks promising tho.
     
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    AMD. Get the (sorry) fuck up! NOW!
    Phenom's II cant hold forever!
     
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    Yes, and in the cold winter night just as little Easo said these words praying for a miracle and looking at the falling star, Santa Claus came on his raindeer sled and with the use of his big magical wand to spray "fairy dust" on AMD. The little green dwarf kept growing and growing untill it was as tall as a mountain! The snow melted, the birds started singing and AMD went on a quest to bring happiness and smiles to every child in the world...

    I don't hope for an AMD that can compete, just for an AMD that can survive this tough economical downtime. In a way live now so that you can fight another day, as they say.
     
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    it looks nice on paper but its only a 25% oc on what must be VID which most wolfdales will do....
     
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    L2 Cache seems faaaast on that thing, almost double to what I get with my 3.2GHz clocks (and latency half).

    edit: if someone has Wolfdale @ 4GHz on DDR3 board handy, would you mind running that EVEREST Cache & Memory Benchmark? Would be nice to compare.
     
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    The Phenom 2 not only competes with the i7 in gaming but in some cases beats it. As long at the program isnt designed to take advantage of the i7s extra threads the Phenom 2 is a strong competitor and a good deal. Turn the fan boy down just a little bit.

    I want to see real world benchmarks from Intels new offering before I get all excited and sell my rig. What looks good on paper or 3D06 may not translate into a worthy CPU replacement.

    People laughed at AMD when they announced the Athlon all those years ago. Man did they change the face of computing. My point is anything can happen.
     
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