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i7 hits 5.5GHz

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by grim, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. grim

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    its suprising how far cpus have come without actually increasing the core speeds. i remember when the P4 3.0ghz chips came out 4-5 years ago

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    Wow, I remember when 386's were on their way out and to have a 486 DX66 was impressive :)

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    In general clock speed isn't a very good method of measuring CPU speed in a way its even misleading (esp between CPU architectures). There's a lot of research going back to asynchronous logic which doesn't have a clock, what would intel do .. lol.

    Same with MIP's which is also not comparable between CPU architectures.

    i7 certainly is brilliant, out of my price range at the moment

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    I heard this the other day, although it isn't suprising to me when I have read people getting 4.5GHz with my cpu (e8400). I have hit 4GHz with no problem what so ever and ran a 9 hour stress test today, I reckon if I was brave enough I could probably hit 4.2 easy but I am not gonna bother.

    I was reading about those i7s the other day, very impressive even the slowest model is quick :blink:D
     
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    amd are trying to counter with the their new am3 socket

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    Crazy, don't think it'll happen unless it cost three fifty :D or £3.50 :twisted::D
     
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    you mean tree fiddy ?

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    yeah, lol :D
     
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  9. grim

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    tbh if it's good it'll sell, if it's not good it'll need to be cheap

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    Thats means tree fiddy :twisted:
     
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  11. grim

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    it might be good for all you know :p

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    I hope they (AMD) do make a chip that catches up with Intels success but I think I have the same odds of winning the lottery and finding Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Ellison and Ashley Judd in my bed at the same time :D
     
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    well your chances are somewhere between possible and impossible so you never know :wink:

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    Id keep it at 4GHz if i were you, we tested the E8500 using a couple of benchmark stress tests which is stable enough for us to sell to customers (times have ranged from 24 hours to a long weekend), we have clocked them higher but there just not stable enough over longer periods of time and using 100% CPU usage...
     
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