Originally Posted by venomblade
Well isn't offering a "new" cpu with no changes except clocked higher the same thing as OC'ing? They just save the user the trouble(and fun ^_^) of doing it themselves.
I think that you will find that Intel does this as well. By using your logic, you are suggesting that all CPU's are clocked the same and that there is no binning process.
Which this theory doesn't work because the fabrication process isn't perfect so you need to bin different grades of CPU. If this didn't take place you would see
" the new i7, it's capable of speeds of um...?? between ....um 2.6 GHz and ....um .....well 4.0GHz."
Intel: "We have released the new Ivy Bridge"
Reporter:"So what is the reported speeds ?"
Intel: "Well we got results that, 80% of the batch hit 2.6 GHz, 15% run well at 3.8 GHz and 5% hit somewhere around 4.2 GHz."
Reporter: "So what does this mean for the consumer?"
Intel: "A $500 lucky dip"
Plus also you would pee of 95% of the real PC consumer, we are at best only 5%. To cater for our needs alone shoots the rest of the market in the foot.Edited by smash_mouth01 - 5/6/11 at 8:36pm