Monday, January 26th 2009

Intel Readies R0 Revision of Core 2 Quad Q8200

TC Magazine reports that Intel is preparing a little upgrade on its modest 2.33GHz 45nm Core 2 Quad Q8200 processors. The Q8200 CPUs will pass from M1 to R0 stepping next month. The revised R0 processors will begin to be supplied from February 23rd through April 20, 2009. As reported Q8200 R0 will feature a halide free package, new S-spec and MM numbers, a CPUID changed from 10677 to 1067A, and Power State Indicator (PSI) support with Intel 4 series chipsets. To decrease energy consumption and update monitoring functions, the R0 quad-core processors will bring in three new low power states (Extended Stop Grant State, Deep Sleep State and Deeper Sleep State) and new XSAVE/XRSTOR instructions. A BIOS update for your motherboard will likely be needed if you happen to own a R0 quad-core.Source: TechConnect Magazine
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7 Comments on Intel Readies R0 Revision of Core 2 Quad Q8200

Still has the same 7x multi, so probably not.
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I wish i had a way to control my sleeping habits.
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Haytch said:
I wish i had a way to control my sleeping habits.
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It wouldn't surprise me if the R0 will do to M1 what the G0 did the C0 (Q6600). What I found even more interesting is how well the Q8200 did compared to the Q6600. Imagine that, a CPU using a lower multi, lower frequency and lower cache doing just as good, sometimes better, then a Q6600 at a lower price point at newegg. If anything a price cut for the Q6600 is needed.

Now that we know that R0 revision is coming we can only assume that this should offer something. But, as with anything time will tell once the R0 revision is reviewed.
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As mentioned here since it still uses the 7x multiplier its impossible for it to match the Q6600, even if it managed to run with a 500MHZ FSB it's 'only' running at 3.5GHz, a good Q6600 could do 3.6GHz+ on air, 4.3GHz is about the highest on water, the Q8200 doesn't stand a chance.

It's cheap, far lower power consumption makes it a better choice for many who isn't looking for the highest overclocks.
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