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Peter van der Goes
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      09-29-2007, 10:09 PM
Not exactly an overclocking question, but possibly related to
overclockability (if there is such a word).

I just noticed what seems to be a strange pricing aberration on both MWave
and Newegg, so it's consistent.

Pricing of newer CPU's like the 6550 (2.4 GHz) is lower than older 6300 and
6400 series. I also notice that these newer processors sport a higher FSB
(1333 vs 1066). So right now I can get a 6550 for less than a 6300?!?

Is this because the higher FSB CPU's don't clock as well, or is there
something else going on?

Thanks for any insights.

 
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Al Brumski
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      09-30-2007, 10:35 AM
I think the neetest thing about the new 1333Mhz series is the G0
revision or stepping. This results in much lower temperatures than the
earlier revisions.

I went from an E6600 (which I had clocked to 3.6 ghz) to an E6850
which clocks nicely to 4.1 ghz. This high clock is mostly used for
bench marks, I run the cpu @3.75 ghz 24/7 and the idle temps are ~25C
with liquid cooling. Load temps are in the high 40's. You also benefit
from 10C more headroom with the new procs (72C vs 61C).

I also purchased a q6600 G0 revision chip which also clocks nicely,
and again temps are nice and low.

Info on the upcoming 45 nm chips can be found here:

http://www.dailytech.com/Intel+Preps...rticle9070.htm

With regard to pricing, I think it's largely the AMD vs Intel thing
going on to our benefit for now. Might not be so good in the future if
AMD gets squashed completely.


On Sat, 29 Sep 2007 17:09:28 -0500, "Peter van der Goes"
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Not exactly an overclocking question, but possibly related to
>overclockability (if there is such a word).
>
>I just noticed what seems to be a strange pricing aberration on both MWave
>and Newegg, so it's consistent.
>
>Pricing of newer CPU's like the 6550 (2.4 GHz) is lower than older 6300 and
>6400 series. I also notice that these newer processors sport a higher FSB
>(1333 vs 1066). So right now I can get a 6550 for less than a 6300?!?
>
>Is this because the higher FSB CPU's don't clock as well, or is there
>something else going on?
>
>Thanks for any insights.


 
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