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Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 Breaks the 6 GHz Barrier

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    Another good story from the Chinese website Coolaler.com has come to my attention. It brings along some good news for the Intel followers. Intel's highest-clocked 45nm Wolfdale processor, the yet unreleased Core 2 Duo E8600 appears to have some great overclocking potential. Coupled with a DFI LP UT P35 motherboard, 4GB of DDR2 memory, single Radeon HD 4870 card, and liquid nitrogen (LN) cooling the E8600 CPU was able to reach 6146.9MHz (614x10). That compared to its default speed of 3.33GHz (333x10), and we might have a new dual core overclocking winner. According to the information available on the Net, when released the E8600 will cost somewhere between $266 and $299.

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    Nice, very nice, I've been biding my time for this chip.......
     
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    My face. Just. Melted.

    And to think that was done on the higher up model of my motherboard..
     
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    w00ts .. inching closer to teh pentium overclock
     
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    Man...these C2D's are beasts.
     
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    Yeah but imagine the 8600 w/ the same fsb. Although the wolfies may have caps right around there. A few weeks after release look for this to take the wolfie record I think.
     
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    Any SuperPI reading at that level?
     
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    I don't think so, I haven't seen any bench like that run that fast. They don't boot at that speed either, they have to run setfsb, a little artificial if you ask me, but it's kind of irrellavant, as it's just for show. Highest superpi is mid 5ghz I think.
     
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    farlex85 says thanks.
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    Wow! That makes me even more certain I want to pickup the E8400. Some of those 6ghz results were even on the E8400.

    x2 on these Wolfdales are beasts!
     
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    That is amazing. Just pure domination. I bet we will see these beat the P4 GHZ for GHZ soon...
     
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    already has.
     
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    hes talking about the 8GHz ;)
     
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    You mean 10GHz :rolleyes: Yeah right, you can keep it at 8 :p
     
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    Exactly. I wanna see it beat 8Ghz. It will by the end of this year... Easy.
     
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    i dont think so unless with 2v+
     
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    So nice to start to see the new 8600 ripping holes in the overclocking world. I cant wait till this chip murders the price on the other 8k series!
    *6 months later*
    "Whoo Hoo I just got a 8x00 and overclocked it to 4.xGHz for less than a $100!!!"
     
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    knowing intel, they wont.
     
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    a core 2 at 6 GHz easily outpaces a 8GHz P4.
     
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    Good lord -- and then some, I'm sure. There's got to be some sort of calculation where just the brute force of the 8ghz speed in the P4 still comes out on top, though -- something to do just with floating-point operations? Or is the core 2 top in everything at those speeds?
     

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