Friday, August 7th 2009

Intel Responds to Phenom II X2 BE with Pentium E6500K

With the 45 nm Phenom II AM3 architecture, AMD is able to offer two highly competitive mainstream dual-core processors: the Phenom II X2 (Callisto), and Athlon II X2 (Regor). The Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition chips not only serves as a notable sub-$100 choice for mainstream consumers, but also offers good value to overclockers with an unlocked bus multiplier, and with the right tools, the potential to unlock disabled physical cores. With its prime competitor from the blue camp being Pentium Dual-Core E5000 and E6000 series, Intel decided to up the stakes with a low-cost overclocker-friendly dual-core processor labeled Pentium Dual-Core E6500K, the company's first FSB multiplier-unlocked 45 nm dual-core chip.

Based on the 45 nm Wolfdale-2M core, the E6500K boasts of a default clock speed of 2.93 GHz (11.0 x 266 MHz). The bus multiplier is unlocked, leaving room to play with it. Placed in the Pentium E6000 series, the chip has a FSB frequency of 1066 MHz, compared to its E5000 cousins that sport 800 MHz FSB. Aided with a 2 MB L2 cache, the E6500K is expected to go head-on against competing AMD chips. Currently available in China for RMB 1299 (converts to $190) as part of bundle with Biostar T-Series TP45E motherboard, the E6500K is expected to retail soon for US $89. Incidentally, the "K" in E6500K refers to "black" in digital imaging jargon.

Source: Expreview
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98 Comments on Intel Responds to Phenom II X2 BE with Pentium E6500K

#1
laszlo
nice cpu indeed;seems that intel don't sell well the i7;5 and is focusing on the 100$ area which is good for consumers and a good way to increase market share
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#2
pr0n Inspector
WarEagleAU said:
Impressive but I have to agree in that I would love to have seen this, if not in the 1366 platform, the 1156 platform coming up for i3/i5 chips. Id snag this up to have my second ever intel chip and try out the unlocked features of it.
Do you mean the unlocked multi or the chip? because Core 2's WILL NOT work on post-775 platforms.
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#3
Mussels
Moderprator
pr0n Inspector said:
Do you mean the unlocked multi or the chip? because Core 2's WILL NOT work on post-775 platforms.
i beleive he just got excited over unlocked multis.
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#6
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
E6500K can handle 30.0x bus multiplier. Here's an example from EXP:

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#8
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
OnBoard said:
4.5GHz is great, but here's E6300 at the same:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showpost.php?p=3810243&postcount=8

Thinking 5GHz will however break, once all those extreme dudes get one :)

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10GHz with 333FSB, wow. Well not going to run out of multi :D
I wish. Before moving on to Core 2, Intel did some 'social-service' with Pentium 4 Cedarmill, that could reach unreal clock speeds. Who knows.
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#9
DanishDevil
I want the coldest substance in the world and my old P35 so I can run the chip at 575x30. AKA 17.25Ghz :eek:
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#10
jamesrt2004
wish it was a 8series not a gimped 6500 series :( cache makes a big diff in spi,
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#11
nINJAkECIL
cut-down L2 cache shows the weaknesses of any Pentium Dual-Core and Core2Duo LGA-775 based.

@4,5ghz E6500K only manage to sub 12s, while E8xxx @4,5ghz most likely break the sub 10s for Superpi 1M.

this proc won't do much damage on PII X2. Intel should release 4Mb cache proc if they want to go beating PII X2

this will only be a fun toy to try the unlocking multiplier of Intel CPU. for those who cant afford any Intel Xtreme series :p
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#12
aj28
I have a feeling this will have an MSRP > $90. Not only is that mobo not worth $100, but it's a bundle, and it's a Biostar, meaning this thing may very well land closer to $120. $120 for a good-looking chip, yeah, but the 550 has a more advanced architecture, plus the advantage of L3 cache. Unless Intel really can wow us with this chip at $90 (or less), I don't see it as being much of a success...
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#13
Wile E
Power User
If this hits for cheap, I may pick one up just to mess around with, and to use for a backup in case I kill the QX. lol.
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#15
Scrizz
I am definately wanting one
unlocked multi.. (from intel)at this price, u guys are crazy for not wanting one.
who cares if it has less cache. Do you only SPI?
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#16
Mussels
Moderprator
Scrizz said:
I am definately wanting one
unlocked multi.. (from intel)at this price, u guys are crazy for not wanting one.
who cares if it has less cache. Do you only SPI?
it does affect gaming performance to an extent. Spi just shows it more clearly.
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#17
CyberDruid
DanishDevil said:
I want the coldest substance in the world and my old P35 so I can run the chip at 575x30. AKA 17.25Ghz :eek:
Sorry man but my Ex-Wife already donated her heart to science.

GAWD I love these processor wars. First AMD with the possibility to a get a quad form a dual (every cheap CSer's wet dream right?) then they come out with a superclocker...so all Intel has to do is give us an unlocked multi for cheap and we're all WOooooHOooo. Good stuff.

But what is with those Racist Marketers...all the fast chips are "Black Edition"

You trying to say the Vanilla chips can run as fast or sumthin?

Sup wit dat
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#19
WhiteFish
Wile E said:
If this hits for cheap, I may pick one up just to mess around with, and to use for a backup in case I kill the QX. lol.
if? dont you mean when?
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#20
hat
Enthusiast
When for sure. I remember when Wile E killed a system by leaving a TEC on with no cooling for the TEC, so it overheated (a lot) and melted his motherboard.
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#21
WhiteFish
hat said:
When for sure. I remember when Wile E killed a system by leaving a TEC on with no cooling for the TEC, so it overheated (a lot) and melted his motherboard.
dont forget his poor 6000+.......ripped the hart right out of that poor little thing........
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#22
Wile E
Power User
WhiteFish said:
if? dont you mean when?
hat said:
When for sure. I remember when Wile E killed a system by leaving a TEC on with no cooling for the TEC, so it overheated (a lot) and melted his motherboard.
WhiteFish said:
dont forget his poor 6000+.......ripped the hart right out of that poor little thing........
OK, fair enough. When I kill the QX. lol.
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#23
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
dammit intel....

wheres my F****** e6500k?

im tired of waiting.

dont let the info leak if you arent going to release a chip soon.

you still havent shown any signs of the e8700 you talked about months ago.
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