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Yaboze 07-23-10 10:03 PM

Intel stopping overclocking with Sandy Bridge

A video leaked to HKEPC and posted on YouTube (see from 2mins onwards) confirms the fact that only a 2-3 per cent OC via Base Clock adjustments will be possible. This is because Intel has tied the speed of every bus (USB, SATA, PCI, PCI-E, CPU cores, Uncore, memory etc) to a single internal clock generator issuing the basic 100MHz Base Clock.

According to one Taiwanese motherboard company, on a Sandy Bridge system, the fact that all the busses are linked means that turning up the Base Clock by just 5MHz caused the USB to fail and SATA bus to corrupt.


onmikesline 07-23-10 11:24 PM

Re: Intel stopping overclocking with Sandy Bridge
i think theres a thread on this already

Intel still plans to sell K-series CPUs which come with an unlocked CPU multiplier - and with this move, the K-series CPUs start to make a lot more sense, as they will be the only Intel CPUs capable of overclocking. Is this move a slap in the face for enthusiasts that will send them towards an AMD Fusion platform or are CPUs just getting fast enough that overclocking really doesn't matter that much to you any more?

for me i think it matters. intel is really hitting a bad spot. it seems that amd is doing better then i think. all they need is tri memory and then they will be even better. my i7 seems like a cpu i will be keeping alot longer then i think

jolle 07-24-10 02:45 AM

Re: Intel stopping overclocking with Sandy Bridge
And the K-series will NOT, by the sound of it, replace Extreme series.
So there is likely a price hike but not as "extreme"

Still, the whole things sounds a bit weird.
Wonder if there isnt some misunderstanding or something in the chain of information here.

Yaboze 07-24-10 10:00 AM

Re: Intel stopping overclocking with Sandy Bridge
How much more are the unlocked parts vs locked?

Vardant 07-24-10 10:04 AM

Re: Intel stopping overclocking with Sandy Bridge
I really don't like where this is heading. Intel is sacrificing market share for bigger profits and now this :(

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