1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Intel Core i7 Previews/Reviews Posted

Discussion in 'News' started by malware, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. insider Guest

    That overclock is from an engineering sample though, may not have the 110A limit ;)
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  2. farlex85

    farlex85

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Messages:
    4,829 (1.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    637
    Maybe, but we really can't say, and we haven't heard much about this limit until very recently, and it seems rather unconfirmed atm. It looks pretty promising to me.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  3. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    24,156 (5.51/day)
    Thanks Received:
    10,326
    Location:
    Indiana, USA
    I really do think the limit is BS. Back when the 925/915 chipsets were released, the same type of store was circulating around the internet. Everyone was saying that more than a 10% overclock was impossible with these chipsets. Oddly, all the cheap motherboard makers were releasing boards equiped with these chipsets that couldn't really get more than a 10% overclock on processors that were proven good overclockers.

    More higher-end manufacturers started releasing boards with these chipsets, that didn't have this 10% overclock limit. Everyone started saying that they had found a way to get around this overclocking limit, but really they just actually made a good quality motherboard around what was meant to be a budget chipset and the motherboard was capable of better overclocks.

    I think this is a similar situation here. People are jumping to conclusions on new technology, that they don't really know about yet.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU More than 25k PPD
  4. truehighroller1 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Messages:
    189 (0.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    9
    farlex85 says thanks.
    10 Year Member at TPU
  5. farlex85

    farlex85

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Messages:
    4,829 (1.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    637
    Yeah see every time actual oc'ing is happening it's looking pretty nice. I don't know where all this naysaying is coming from. After upgraded stepping, improved boards, and better binned ddr3 come around these things will put up some serious oc's I'm thinking.....
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  6. Fitseries3

    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2007
    Messages:
    15,508 (4.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,120
    Location:
    Republic of Texas

    its not the chipsets. its in the cpu itself. they purposely locked the chips so you are forced to use the extreme.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  7. truehighroller1 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Messages:
    189 (0.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    9

    I am guilty but, only because reading Tom's review led me to believe this. Tom's didn't put that it is only on Intel Mother Boards this limit is present. Stupid Tom's :p
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  8. insider Guest

    Again note the (ES), Engineering Sample.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  9. farlex85

    farlex85

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Messages:
    4,829 (1.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    637
    It's interesting though on that second link Coretemp reports the TDP as right at 130 watts........

    That really is irrelevant until we know how that differs from the market chips. Could be better, worse, unlocked, locked, we just don't know. The multi is the same as the market, that's all we do know.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  10. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    24,156 (5.51/day)
    Thanks Received:
    10,326
    Location:
    Indiana, USA
    That wasn't my point. My point was that the same false statements have been made concerning Intel and limitting overclocking, I believe there was even something similar said about the Core 2 chips when they were first coming out. All the stories turned out to be BS in the end, just like I believe this one will.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU More than 25k PPD
  11. mechtech

    mechtech

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2006
    Messages:
    250 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    18
    How much faster will xp boot up and firefox to load.....I wonder if 2k will be worth those 15 seconds, hmmmmm, prob not, I think Techreport said it best, "In fact, for the average guy, the secret hero of our test results was the Core 2 Duo E8600."

    A nice chip no doubt, but realworld everyday things are all that matters to me, (xp boot time, css load time, opening office, etc) I could care less if sandrasoft mem bench was 30000 GB/s sorry for the ignorance, but then again this really isnt made for a run of the mill desktop.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  12. mullered07

    mullered07 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2007
    Messages:
    2,646 (0.67/day)
    Thanks Received:
    204
    Location:
    UK
    just goes to show crysis is way more cpu dependant than people had suggested, maybe its not that poorly optimised afterall :D

    damn i like the look of these benchmarks and the memory bandwidth is insane, zomg im so gonna want an 17 rig now, but theres not way in hell will i be able t afford one for at least a year the prices are gonna be crazy as theres nothing that can touch that kind of performance, i think amd really should be shitting themselves big time, pffff 4ghz denenb that will get > off this lot :eek:
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  13. niko084

    niko084

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    Messages:
    7,698 (1.92/day)
    Thanks Received:
    763
    As of now, I see absolutely no reason to go to the i7 when you can overclock your Core2...

    I'm waiting to see results overclocked and what its capable of, along with the ram.
    *numbers can always look pretty on paper*
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  14. niko084

    niko084

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    Messages:
    7,698 (1.92/day)
    Thanks Received:
    763
    No, I think something there is bunk, my chip varies very little in FPS from 2.13 - 3.4.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  15. mullered07

    mullered07 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2007
    Messages:
    2,646 (0.67/day)
    Thanks Received:
    204
    Location:
    UK
    varies when ?
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  16. phanbuey

    phanbuey

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Messages:
    6,125 (1.67/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,617
    Location:
    Austin Texas

    Just because i dont need 500+hp to go to the grocery store doesnt mean i dont want an M5... i would even love a 500HP Golf. Why? because for that split second of :eek::eek::eek: on the highway every once in a while.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  17. hv43082

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,477 (0.36/day)
    Thanks Received:
    98
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    I read THG review last night and just now [H] and these processors are only more beneficial in applications with little to gain in the gaming department (unless you game at low resolution). I am disappointed but glad to see that my Q6600 at 3.6 is still very good for gaming.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  18. hv43082

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,477 (0.36/day)
    Thanks Received:
    98
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Check out Xtremesystem.org. Their resident guy OC the highest i7 CPU to a whopping 5.4+ Ghz on triple phase. Some crazy result.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  19. niko084

    niko084

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    Messages:
    7,698 (1.92/day)
    Thanks Received:
    763
    In crysis.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  20. niko084

    niko084

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    Messages:
    7,698 (1.92/day)
    Thanks Received:
    763
    More interested in what it will do without extreme modifications to the board and ram, and how about some long term stability and reliability.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  21. MrMilli

    MrMilli

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    Messages:
    240 (0.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    45
    Location:
    Antwerp, Belgium
  22. TheGuruStud

    TheGuruStud

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2007
    Messages:
    2,714 (0.73/day)
    Thanks Received:
    835
    Location:
    Police/Nanny State of America
    So, when are they going to do real clock for clock results instead of leaving the turbo thing on?

    It doesn't look so impressive compared to c2q when that happens.


    I'm still awaiting Bulldozer. Now that's a real CPU :)
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  23. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    46,067 (9.61/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,732
    Location:
    Australalalalalaia.
    My opinion is that the OCing will be crippled on intel chipsets at first, and get better as time goes on.

    Asus, gigabyte and DFI wont let us down :)
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  24. HTC

    HTC

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Messages:
    2,810 (0.80/day)
    Thanks Received:
    605
    farlex85 says thanks.
  25. farlex85

    farlex85

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Messages:
    4,829 (1.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    637
    HTC says thanks.
    10 Year Member at TPU

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)