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Pentium E6500K Cracks 5.00 GHz Mark

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Barely a week since its availability in the Chinese markets, Intel's Pentium Dual-Core E6500K processor that aims to be overclocker-friendly at a low-cost, set its first speed milestone, becoming one of the fastest Wolfdale-2M processors. Overclockers from IT168 community achieved 5.068 GHz on the processor. Details include a FSB multiplier of 24.0x (24 x 211.2 MHz), and a high vCore of 1.736V. The feat was conducted on an ASUS P5E3 Premium motherboard with 2x 1 GB of Corsair DDR3-1333 memory. The validation can be viewed here. This should give you a good idea of what to (or what not to) expect from this $89 chip.

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$89 for 5Ghz . . . so your standard desktop overclocker should do 4+. Not bad for such a cheap chip!
 
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I'm not surprised and would actually expect more under extreme (LN2) conditions. I believe ~5GHz was achieved with the E2160 IIRC. Which started with a lowly 1.8GHz and had a locked 9x multi.

The average overclocker should do well with this chip too of course. I would like to buy one, pity I'm not chinese hey!
 

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Nothing to write home about, 1.736V is awfully high, I wonder how long it would last on that vcore with 24/7 usage? I doubt it would be long before degradation sets in, as 99% of E8400, E8500 and E8600 can do 4.5 ghz with as little as 1.40or 1.45 vcore 24/7.

We E8 series users should give this chip the cold shoulder, this OC result seems pretty normal for the Wolfdale architecture, I think its had its day as for monster OCs, I mean it pretty much reached its peak with thE E8600 series release.
 
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Any idea as to what cooling they used?
 

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the lower cache chips always clock high, but they need it to match performance.
 
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Meh. Personally, I find OC on LN2 very boring compared to silent passively cooled 2x Nelahem-EP/EX.

If you can afford an LN2 cooling solution, you can afford a Nehalem-EP/EX and get 24/7 silent.

But then reason and logic arent relevant to "record breakers".

OC was more fun when you took a great CPU even higher. But OC bottom end CPUs that cant even compete with their OC against their big brothers is like 2-stroke motorbikes pretending to be motogp superbikes.

Even an "old tech" Q6600/6700 gives you better performance per dollar.
 

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unlocked multiplier is nice cause you dont need expensive ram or mainboard, but i dont think you will get it past the 3.7ghz on stock voltage from my experience with the E5200 even with the unlocked multiplier.
Phenom II 955 pulls 4ghz easy without any crazy voltages 24/7, which is real good knowing its a quadcore with alot of cache on it.
 

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impresive
 

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Wahey! P5E3!
 
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Like others have said here, nice, if that was on air. :p On water, meh. On LN2, that's not high enough.
 
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Not high enough on LN2.
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I think that if you put 1.736V on this CPU with air cooling , it will die in minutes at 5GHz under 100% load.
 
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Not high enough on LN2.
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I think that if you put 1.736V on this CPU with air cooling , it will die in minutes at 5GHz under 100% load.
No one said anything about 100% load. None of the overclocking champions run more than CPUz when they've booted into windows.
 
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Has the stated price of $89 been verified at all, or are we still getting it based on the currency-converted price of a Biostar bundle which may-or-may-not have been on sale but certainly wasn't a volume shipment from Intel? They are too greedy to compete with AMD directly. They'll price it higher and play the "better quality" card or some nonsense like that. And processor be damned, if you haven't got a halfway decent chipset to pair it with...
 
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