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soulie
02-12-08, 07:10 AM
Aaargh would rly liked if they showed 9450 and 9550 as well
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core2quad-q9300.html

makes me wonder not just to go for the 8500 since i game more then encode anything but on the other hand there are the UT3 results that realy likes quad cores it seams

Revs
02-12-08, 07:17 AM
Cheers bud.

.... Intel played a mean trick on enthusiasts when preparing their Core 2 Quad Q9300 and other CPUs from the same family for launch. This may totally ruin overclocking attractiveness of the new solutions. The thing is that Yorkfield processors, unlike their predecessors from the Kentsfield family, work with 333MHz FSB. And it automatically lowers the default clock frequency multipliers.

Thus, Core 2 Quad Q9300 with the nominal frequency of 2.5GHz featuring a 7.5x clock multiplier. It means that you will have to significantly increase the front side bus frequency in order to achieve any noticeable results during overclocking. For example, in order to clock Core 2 Quad Q9300 at 4GHz, which seems to be quite attainable for this processor theoretically, the FSB should be increased to unreal 533MHz. I said unreal, because none of the existing mainboards can work with quad-core processors at super-high FSB frequency like that. Numerous overclocking experiments show that the maximum FSB frequency contemporary mainboards can reach when working with quad-core processors and traditional cooling systems is 460-470MHz. That is why the typical overclocking result for Core 2 Quad Q9300 will be around 3.4-3.5GHz. Further frequency increase will be limited by the mainboard and the chipset, but not by the CPU that can definitely do better.

In this respect the Q6600 G0 is still a better buy than the lower end Yorkfields.

MUYA
02-12-08, 08:25 AM
Hmm, I was thinking off getting this CPU and overclocking it to 4 GHzmaybe I need to invest in a chipset block for my watercooling setup..well when I get round to it a I still need to get brackets..

mullet
02-12-08, 09:33 AM
Q9450 multiplier is 8 so that means most likely 450 max FSB or more so 8x450=3.6, I would be happy with that. I thought about the Q6600/G0 but I think the Q9450 will run cooler and with more cache. 3.6 on a quad with good temps is a good deal if you ask me.

amk21
02-12-08, 10:58 AM
I thought about the Q6600/G0 but I think the Q9450 will run cooler and with more cache. 3.6 on a quad with good temps is a good deal if you ask me.
My exact thoughts

walterman
02-12-08, 02:26 PM
Q9450 multiplier is 8 so that means most likely 450 max FSB or more so 8x450=3.6, I would be happy with that. I thought about the Q6600/G0 but I think the Q9450 will run cooler and with more cache. 3.6 on a quad with good temps is a good deal if you ask me.

Absolutely, add the SSE 4.1 support & the optimized SSE engine :)

Can't wait ! :D