- Mar 4, 2006
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|System Name||Prowler. V9.|
|Processor||Intel i5 3570k @ 4.6GHz 1.2v|
|Motherboard||Asrock Z77 Extreme6|
|Cooling||Modded CoolIT ECO ALC, 3x 120mm Coolermaster Sickleflow fans|
|Memory||2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws @ 2133MHz 10-10-10-25 1N (T)|
|Video Card(s)||HD7950 Vapor-X @ 1.25GHz 1.05v, 6GHz 1.5v|
|Storage||WD Caviar Black 640GB, 32MB cache, SATA|
|Display(s)||22" LG Flatron W2242S|
|Audio Device(s)||Asus Xonar DX 7.1 PCI-E|
|Power Supply||Corsair HX850w modular|
|Software||Windows 7 x64|
1. Well it is offiically the enthusiast platform. Socket 115X is the mainstream platform. And yes, performance wise 2011 still is the best.
2. Of course £44 isn't $45 but it is close enough, its 4AM here and I'm too lazy to do the conversion or type the alt code. And technically, the laser cutting would remove part of the silicon, so technically what I'm actually receiving in terms of physical product would be less with a non-K product...if you really want to be technical. However, the process of locking/unlocking the processor that Intel does isn't simply laser locking. After the CPU is binned, the information detailing clock speed, locked or unlocked status, cache availability, HT function, and model number are all laser hardcoded into the CPU. All the processors go through this step, it isn't skipped on unlocked processor because at the very least their clock speeds and model information still need to be set. And going way back to the Athlon XP days, Intel's unlocked processors were all extreme edition processors, and the price premium was usually $700-800 because they usually cost $1000 or more. And there were no official unlocked Athlon XPs, to get an Athlon XP with an unlocked multiplier you had to do a physical mod to the processor.
1. Just because something carries the word "official" it doesn't make it true. I wasn't (and still aren't) talking about which platform gives you the most performance, I covered that. I am talking about which platforms is the most technologically advanced, again thats Z77 and Z87, not skt 2011.
2. Intel still sell EE CPUs with a massive 600-1000 premium so your point there is moot. The K series just allowed intel to bat the ball closer to what AMD do, but my point here, and always has been (probably my fault for not clarifying better I get wrapped up in details too much for my own good sometimes) that the K series at a £44 premium is still too much when intel don't even offer a enthusiast friendly warranty with the K series CPUs, by which I mean your warranty isn't void if you OC a K series CPU. Last I read even with K CPUs if you OC them intel say your warranty is void.