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Intel Updates Core 2 Quad Q9550 to E-0 Stepping

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  1. malware New Member

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    We continue our Monday news list with another Intel story that brings to our attention information concerning the company and more specificly its 2.83GHz Core 2 Quad Q9550 chips that will move from the current C-1 to the newer E-0 stepping. The updated chips will start selling on August 22nd, featuring the following changes:
    • New SSpec and MM numbers for the converting products
    • CPUID will change from 0x10677 to 0x1067A
    • Package change to Halide free package
    Apart from that, the new stepping CPUs will not include any other changes. Of course, like most new stepping parts a BIOS update will be needed.


    Product Change Notification 108663 - 00

    Source: TechConnect Magazine
     
  2. yogurt_21

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    hmmm I wonder if this will be like the g0 stepping for the klentsfields, anybody wanna buy one and see? it would be sweet hit 4.5GHZ on air.
     
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    So will these be better ocers?
     
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    4.5ghz on air? But is it stable ; )

    I agree it will be interesting to see what this changes.
     
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    There are several threads about the E0 stepping on Wolfdales (dual core 45nm) CPUs like the 8600. Everyone has had good things to say about E0 there, so yeah, this looks like the G0 for 45nm.
     
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    Please use a spellchecker before posting news items ;)
     
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    If they are moving the low end quads to new steppings, why do I still only see the QX9650 in C0? I haven't even really seen it in C1.
     

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