Tuesday, July 8th 2008

Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 Breaks the 6 GHz Barrier

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.

Source: Coolaler
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42 Comments on Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 Breaks the 6 GHz Barrier

#1
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
DOM said:
i dont think so unless with 2v+
i agree look at the SS 6.1ghz at 1.8v i love core2's but oltae scaling is horrible.

AMD's cant clock as high but the scaling imo is beter if you want to make something more stable bump it .5v and you can pull that off till the chips cap but core2's its lke after acertain mark its .5 next 50mhz .75 etc.
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#2
Grings
My 8400 is running at 8ghz...

















...Using the dodgy Ebayer clock calculation technique ;)
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#3
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
More important than this fantastic acheivement, this could possibly see an 8600 hitting 5gig on good air......now that would really be something :rockout:
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#4
1c3d0g
Exactly. It's not like everyone has liquid nitrogen laying around...
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#5
Chryonn
Speaking of which, where do non-scientific personnel obtain liquid nitrogen from? it's not like you can phone in an quantity
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#6
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Alright, I think its time I built me an intel rig around this chip and a comparable mobo :D
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#7
HTC
Did you dudes notice how much RAM was used in this OC?



That much OC with 4 GB of RAM: WOW!!!
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#8
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
Pffft! LN - I'd be more excited if we saw 5GHz air or watercooled tbh. Impressive though.
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#10
SK-1
When do you think they will be for sale?
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#11
chron
InnocentCriminal said:
Pffft! LN - I'd be more excited if we saw 5GHz air or watercooled tbh. Impressive though.
yeah thats exactly what I was thinking. Although, there are a handfull of people thinking "Oh SWEET! i can DO that!"
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#12
candle_86
hell you need a single core P4 @ 4ghz to beat an Athlon 64 3200 @ 2ghz and well you need an x2 6400 3.2 to tie an E6550 so given the math kinda talking single cores of course here for logics sake 8.7 Pentium4 would equate rougly to a core2 @ 6ghz even if the core2 was in single core mode
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#14
Darkrealms
chron said:
[quote="InnocentCriminal, post: 876215"]Pffft! LN - I'd be more excited if we saw 5GHz air or watercooled tbh. Impressive though.
yeah thats exactly what I was thinking. Although, there are a handfull of people thinking "Oh SWEET! i can DO that!"[/quote]My office has it ; ) So it can't be that uncommon.
Still I'll agree its "cheating". I'd be happy with a stable 4-4.5ghz on air : )
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#15
..'Ant'..
WoW amazing. First time ever I see 6Ghz of an OC. :eek:
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InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
Grings said:
My 8400 is running at 8ghz...




...Using the dodgy Ebayer clock calculation technique ;)
:roll:

That's so freaking true!

Really grinds my gears when I look at a CPU on eBay and they say it's a 4GHz AthlonXP 64 or something equally as retarded! :mad:
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#17
DaedalusHelios
eidairaman1 said:
a core 2 at 6 GHz easily outpaces a 8GHz P4.
I am sure an average C2D at 2.4Ghz easily outpaces a P4 at 8Ghz.

Much more is done per clock cycle. ;)


candle_86 said:
hell you need a single core P4 @ 4ghz to beat an Athlon 64 3200 @ 2ghz and well you need an x2 6400 3.2 to tie an E6550 so given the math kinda talking single cores of course here for logics sake 8.7 Pentium4 would equate rougly to a core2 @ 6ghz even if the core2 was in single core mode
With the caches on the Wolfdales, more gets done per clock cycle on an C2D than a X2 AMD. ;) If I am mistaken show me charts. :D
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