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New Core i7 975 Extreme Edition Surfaces

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  1. btarunr

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    Intel is planning on a newer flagship desktop CPU to lead the Core i7 Extreme Edition pack: the Core i7 975 Extreme Edition (XE). The model surfaced at an XtremeSystems forum thread where overclockers FUGGER and Mikeguava took a shot at the 3DMark05 world record of 45,474 3DMarks, set by AMD at its presentation of the Phenom II X4 processor running at speeds of around 6.30 GHz. The overclockers used a bench consisting of the new Core i7 975 XE, Gigabyte GA-EX58 Extreme motherboard, two Radeon HD 4870 X2 accelerators in a CrossFireX setup, powered by a PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W PSU. The CPU was cooled by a custom-made copper cooling pot. At a clock speed of 5,239 MHz and the graphics cards running at reference speeds, the bench cracked the world record to reach 47,026.

    During the course of this feat however, we get to know more about the Core i7 975 XE. The new premium offering by Intel comes with a clock speed of 3.33 GHz. It achieves this frequency using a bus multiplier of 25X. Intel built this chip on the new D0 revision of the Bloomfield core, on which the company also plans to release fresh batches of the Core i7 920. Apart from the unlocked bus multiplier and the broader QuickPath Interconnect bandwidth of 6.4 GT/s, other features remain standard: 4 processing cores supporting 8 threads with HyperThreading enabled, 256 KB of L2 cache per core, 8 MB of shared L3 cache, and a triple-channel DDR3 memory interface.

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    Source: XtremeSystems
     
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    lol... that was fast.

    guess someone sent you the link outta my thread
     
  3. btarunr

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    Nope, I'm not quick at typing :)
     
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    i'd post more news but i suck at summarizing/writing.
     
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    yet another $1000 CPU that doesn't overclock as well as the lowest model :shadedshu

    no wonder intel is cutting their Core 2, to make room for this unit.
     
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    ^ uhh whut eidairaman1?
     
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    You got it wrong. The very objective of this CPU is to overclock well, hence the unlocked multiplier and possibly being made from better performing batches of the Bloomfield core. FUGGER was merely taking a shot at that record, he wasn't looking to set a clock speed record, and his reaching the 5.25 GHz mark doesn't mean that's the best this chip has to offer.
     
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    will the 920 D0 overclock better?
     
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    I think the multiplier is 25x (133.33MHz x 25 = 3333MHz).
     
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    Woop, he uses same board as me! :p GIGABYTE :nutkick:
    And he has HT off :laugh:.
     
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    Wow that is nice.
     
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    except they'll charge an arm and a leg for it
     
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    i7 extreme it is more than a cpu
     
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    http://valid.canardpc.com/records.php

    The 965's go the furthest but technically, it might not overclock the best, eg if the 920 and 940 both got to 5Ghz, the 920 is overclocking better because the stock freq is lower.
     
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    Yet another processor almost nobody can afford. Good job Intel.
     
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    Hmmmmm, if it will produce a troop of phillepeno dancing girls I am buying one!
     
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    Word is, this chip sell for the same price the 965 XE is selling at now, it will replace the 965 XE, which may exit from the market. It could come out by August. Again, it's just a word.
     
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    That makes sense, i was wandering why they'd sell 2 xe processors where the only diff is one runs at 100mhz more at stock, since these are xe's they aren't meant to be at stock so no-one would buy the 975 with the 965 around...

    I wonder what the new revision will do (if anything).
     
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    Impressive, but it will be expensive. Nice score though. I'm sure some AMD person will try to beat it again when the am3 chips come out
     
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    next one maybe , this one only produce russian girls
     
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    Ohhh well, the UK is full of them anyways :)
     
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    Word...
     
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    Wow....when ridiculous speed just isn't enough. :roll:

    Kei
     
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    If "word" is correct, maybe Intel is doing this because they felt a little bit threatened by Phenom II. That is they felt like 3.20 GHz wasn't a commanding enough lead to carry Intel to 32nm. Although 3.33 GHz isn't a huge improvement...

    I tend to believe it has more to do with D0 stepping more than anything else. Still odd though.
     
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