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Intel Delays Launch of Core i5 Platform

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, May 26, 2009.

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    Ok, so maybe you'll be able to overclock the 2.6GHz to 2.9Ghz at most? If you trick Speedstep into thinking that only one core is at full capacity and none of the others are working it'll raise the multiplier to 22x from 20x. Still that isn't a very large overclock... But I guess if you can get an overclock like that instead of paying double for the 2.9GHz I can fully understand :p

    Also, I'm not sure on what level they 'tricked' Speedstep? On the motherboard/northbridge/cpu/somewhere in between. Maybe Intel will still rip out the sneakiness and keep that from happening. lol

    All I'm saying is that they'll probably try to hinder you from overclocking since the i7's sales would drop since they'd then be targeting the upper enthusiasts...
     
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    its on the motherboard side the tricked it for sure, BIOS level i believe. its not hard for the BIOS to deliberately give false readings, since the BIOS programmers need to know everything to write the BIOS in the first place.
     
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    Come on!! I want to see i5 now!!
     
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    I thought they were making 100-200$ dual cores too? What's the point of this if these cost the same as i7.
     
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    the CPU's may end up in a similar price range (most expensive i5 matches midrange i7, for example), but the motherboards sure wont be. they'll be far less complicated in design with less PCI-E lanes, less memory slots (so less wiring) and cheaper northbridges.
     
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    knowing intels past you bet they will cost same:banghead:
     
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    Core I5

    The Core I5 doesn't use QPI. It uses DMI. It uses a dual channel DDR3 controller.
     
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    That sucks, lack of competition is slowing things down, but I suppose most don't particularly need these anyway.
     
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    With those prices, it looks like we're slipping back into the P4 days. Unless they get a lot more competitive, I'll be sticking with my 775 Quad for as long as GPU upgrades can keep me gaming on it.
     

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