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Intel to Demo SSD Overclocking at IDF 2013


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Since when overclocking the pci-e bus is a good thing? The last three intel cpu generation (sandy, ivy and haswell) are all limited to 5-10% max bclk variation, mostly because the pci-e bus really doesn't like to be set at anything but 100 mhz.

And i don't think the pci-e will be the bottleneck, as to this day nothing comes close to saturating a pci-e 4x slot! (and don't tell me that 20 ssd in raid 0 can, you'll just prove my point...)
Wrong. Haswell allows up to 166 max BCLK. But that can cause PCie instability if you do not tweak it right i'm pretty sure.


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Wrong. Haswell allows up to 166 max BCLK. But that can cause PCie instability if you do not tweak it right i'm pretty sure.
Not talking about bclk straps (100, 125, 166 and 250 iirc), but the tolerance of the bclk when using any given strap: the same 5-10% max variation from "stock" value ( something like 155 to 175 mhz when using the 166 strap, for example) applies.

And i'm pretty sure when you're using say the 125 bclk strap, the pci-e bus is still running at 100 mhz...
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imo , intel has extremely strong guidelines and quality assurance . Im sure they wont release a faulty product that doesnt last long . Maybe they have something up their sleeves .
But theoretically i do agree with everyone that over clocking or increasing the performance of said "data" is unethical in todays technology ,but before we jump to conclusions i think we should wait and see ..