Sunday, March 9th 2008

Intel Yorkfield Processors Next Week?

Following delays due to issues with the processor system bus on Intel’s Yorkfield processors, it looks like the 45nm quad-core chips may finally go on sale sometime during the next few days. Industry sources are claiming that the processors have now gone into mass production, meaning the 45nm Core 2 Quad Q9300, Q9450 and Q9550 should be available from next week. The Q9550 and Q9450 will run at 2.83GHz and 2.66GHz respectively, with a 1333MHz bus and 12MB of L2 cache. The Q9300 will run at 2.5GHz with an L2 cache of 6MB. Intel's official prices for the Q9550, Q9450 and Q9300 are $530, $316 and $266 respectively. The 45nm manufacturing process should allow the chips to run cooler and potentially allow more headroom for overclocking.Source: X-bit labs
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82 Comments on Intel Yorkfield Processors Next Week?

#2
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
were can i buy it though :(
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Tatty_One
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MikeJeng said:
Are these supposed to be G0?



Somebody told me they were "C1"
No G0 stepping was only for the 65nm chips.
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Wile E
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trt740 said:
okay my chip QX9650 will do 4.0ghz 10x400 DRR2 1200 at 1.288v so far (nothing new there).The hottest core runs 6 degrees higher than the lowest core of the 4. I have reseated the cooler 3 times and have come to the conclusion this is the same diode problem the wolfdales have. 3 cores are within a degree of each other and one is 6 degrees higher? Still having said this after about 1.3v these chips run hot under load.Also under 1.30v and they are very cool. My chip at 4.0ghz will hit 57c on one core max. These quads remind me of the X3000 xeon series chips. Still this chip seems to fly. Also anyone heard of these chips suddenly dieing when over 1.4v is used on the core. I read it in a post that there is a problem with these chips suddenly dieing when voltage above 1.40v is use.
Where did you see the info about the voltages? Got a link for me? I need to figure that out before I fry a $1000 cpu. lol.
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trt740
Wile E said:
Where did you see the info about the voltages? Got a link for me? I need to figure that out before I fry a $1000 cpu. lol.
I think it's total bs got shelled when I said that on Xtreme systems some guy claims it's true but could never show me any evidence of it. He just called me names and tried to overwhelm me with Vid information. Also somethings up with these T junction snesors now my chips read very similar temps, One core was at one time 6 to 8 degrees higher than the others but all the sudden during prime it's now within one degree of all the rest of the cores. Maybe it's the MX 2 setting up but I don't think so. At idle the are all within 2 degrees.
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Wile E
Power User
trt740 said:
I think it's total bs got shelled when I said that on Xtreme systems some guy claims it's true but could never show me any evidence of it. He just called me names and tried to overwhelm me with Vid information.
Good, because I plan to run 1.5V for 24/7 use. :D
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#7
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
anybody?
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