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Originally Posted by xd_1771;13566842 
That is what I have read from another OCN member (or was it a review) during the early LGA1155 platform days, let me find that link

EDIT: Here's the link. Read the entire thread also. It seems Gigabyte P67A boards are a possible exception but that's it.

To those concerned.... this CPU may quite possibly be a "meh" when it comes out. The Intel Core i3 does not support Turbo Boost. LGA1155 overclocking is basically done through Turbo Boost. No Turbo boost, no OC. The benefit of this i3 would only be the improved HD graphics. Don't get your hopes up everyone.

I'm pretty sure that's talking about the possibility to overclock non K i5 and i7 model Sandy Bridge CPUs. You can overclock them a couple hundred MHz through Turbo Boost, but with the unlocked ones you can take as far as they will go.

As far as the i3s, you cannot overclock them because they have no Turbo Boost and they have locked multipliers, at least until we see a K version.

Again, just because there is no turbo boost on the i3 line doesn't mean they can't give us an unlocked multi for overclocking, the i3 still has EIST to downclock the processor when idle.

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all they have to do is open up the upper end instead of limiting an i3 2120 to a 33x multi
Edited by bojinglebells - 5/19/11 at 9:08pm
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5.5 GHz anyone? biggrin.gif
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5.5 ghz anyone? :d

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Intel was stupid (plain and simple) in including the higher-end IGP only for CPUs that would most likely have a discrete GPU anyways.

I don't understand why they did that. I refuse to think a company like intel with a team of engineers that can design these miracles of technology would make such a stupid decision.

It must've been someone higher up, and I would love to hear his/her rationale.
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http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.xfastest.com%2Fcms%2Ftid-61002%2F

The original chinese reviews doesn't say anything about the lack of HT.

I wonder why expreview claims that it lacks HT ?


EDIT : Softpedia says that i3 2120K supports HT like the other i3 models
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Intel-Prepares-Overclocking-Friendly-Core-i3-2120K-CPU-201302.shtml
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But its most important feature is the unlocked multiplier design, as this means that overclockers will be able to push the operating frequencies of the processor further than Intel's specifications.

Outside of these modifications, the 2120K shares most of its features with the rest of Intel's Core i3 CPU models and features 3MB of Level 3 cache, Intel HD 2000 integrated graphics, an integrated memory controller, and Hyper-Threading support.

Edited by ThePath - 5/20/11 at 12:16am
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Finally! A unlocked i3 processor! smile.gif I am happy to see this one, the i3 processors
are great for low-budget gamers and for those people who don't plan to spend much money. It seems like the i3-2120K will be priced around ~$150 which is acceptable. Indeed, HT would be nice here..
    
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I've been waiting on this since they launched. biggrin.gif This WILL be my next upgrade. I expect a $150 pricetag. biggrin.gif
     
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