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post #31 of 43
from waht i was reading, i figured it would just be a step up from the 2600.....i guess thats what it is. Still a good chip though....hmmm another option for a future build? maybe
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I have a 2700K and I'm going to test the waters as soon as my mobo shows up.

I have this conspiracy theory, feel free to pass it along ;-)

The 2700k is the demise of high clocking low voltage 2600k chips. All of the dies that hit the 3.9 frequency at some arbitrary voltage get labeled as 2700ks. Those that don't are 2600ks. Intel then gets to sell its previously "normal" 2600ks for more money. If my theory is true, then anyone who buys a 2600k that was produced since they started manufacturing 2700ks has less of a chance of getting a golden chip. I'm already seeing anecdotal reports of more and more less than stellar 2600ks. I can apply this situation in reverse to my 930 DO. Its not stable at 4.0 with voltage at 1.25. However, that was more than enough voltage for early DO 920 and 930s. My late DO could be not so good because all the best were becoming 950s. Anyway, just a theory.
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Sandy Bridge will be obsolete in 15 months time
lol, I certainly hope so as that would imply AMD has gotten their act together, otherwise it'll only be as "obsolete" as Bloomfield is today, ie still the 2nd fastest platform you can get
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lol, I certainly hope so as that would imply AMD has gotten their act together, otherwise it'll only be as "obsolete" as Bloomfield is today, ie still the 2nd fastest platform you can get
Technically, even the 5 year old Kentsfield (first gen 65nm Core 2 Quad) isn't obsolete today, since it's clock for clock just as fast as Phenom II and will easily overclock to over 3 GHz.

Here's a Q6600 compared to a Phenom II X4 clocked 200 MHz faster. The Q6600 is right up there with the much newer Phenom II. It really shows just how far behind AMD is these days. And to think that Bulldozer is slower than Phenom II clock for clock...

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I still don't understand how saying your on water makes a miracle happen for less volts.......
I can push 1.525 volts throught my processor to not be stable at 5.0 and never break 63c on water at 4.5 i need hella volts but temps are fantastic.So how does water lower volts?
1.452 volts highest temp after 8 hours prime was 58c. Ibt at maximum 20 runs at 1.476 temp was 63c but im still not stable.
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The only correlation between voltage and temperature is lower temps helps you run a higher voltage before damage occurs. Even if you have a 990X at -200C if you put 1.65v through it 24/7 it will fail eventually.
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It really shows just how far behind AMD is these days. And to think that Bulldozer is slower than Phenom II clock for clock...
I've always said Bulldozer is on par with Netburst clock for clock, and I'm not kidding! My old Pentium D805 @ 4.1 probably matches a FX41xx in single / dual threaded apps


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Sandy Bridge will be obsolete in 15 months time
Definitely won't call them "obsolete". Not top of the line anymore, but far from obsolete. AMD chips are performing on par with Intel 2006 - 2007 offerings, and satisfies 95% of PC users.
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post #38 of 43
2700k should yield an overall increase in overclocks. Its funny to see some es chips being passed around for reviews and everyone thinking they are all golden, much like the reviews on the bulldozer..
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2700k should yield an overall increase in overclocks. Its funny to see some es chips being passed around for reviews and everyone thinking they are all golden, much like the reviews on the bulldozer..
The Es 2700ks were actually very good performers...however...comparing them to dozer is a bit rediculous.

I run my 2700k at 5ghz with 1.38vcore...would love to see dozer pull that off in any regard.

That being said...haven't had power since sat so no results...they're saying Thursday so we can only hope.
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The Es 2700ks were actually very good performers...however...comparing them to dozer is a bit rediculous.

I run my 2700k at 5ghz with 1.38vcore...would love to see dozer pull that off in any regard.

That being said...haven't had power since sat so no results...they're saying Thursday so we can only hope.
What's the batch number? I'll have to check mine. I'm wondering if they're many batches so far. I hope to be up and running by this weekend.
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