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[Intel] Core i7 3930K and 3960X Listed in Intel's MDDS Database

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The Core i7 3930K and 3960X were listed in Intel's Material Declaration Data Sheet database yesterday. It is notable that two different spec codes were listed for each processor: SR0H9 and SR0KY for the 3930K; and SR0GW and SR0KF for the 3960X. Multiple spec codes for a given processor typically indicate multiple steppings. Could the rumored C2 stepping be imminent?

It is also notable that the Core i7 3820 was not listed.

In addition, the die code name "Sandy Bridge-EP-8" essentially confirms that the desktop six core CPUs are based off an eight core die.
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Source: Intel MDDS
Edited by gplnpsb - 11/4/11 at 9:40pm
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more on this C2 stepping...
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I thought it was C3.
    
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Can you unlock those last two cores?

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Considering they are just holding back because if they had a 8-Core CPU out it would be x10 faster then BD.
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A 6 core or 8 core at 32nm will still be limited by heat. Unless you have a high end watercooling system, a higher clocked 6 core CPU may be more beneficial to some than a lower clocked 8 core CPU. An 8 Core CPU on IVB-E is where the money is at for me. With an 8 core CPU on Intel's 22nm process, we may experience higher clocks with lower power consumption when directly compared to Intel's 32nm process. Plus, Intel has no motivation to release an 8 core CPU on SNB-E. Then they would lose future sales when they release an 8 core CPU on SNB-E.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Oedipus;15577490 
I thought it was C3.

Hmm, you could be right, I had missed those recent rumors. I guess we'll see in a week and a bit if the launch stepping is C1 or C2. A few C1 stepping chips have shown up on the Coolaler forums, but no C2s thus far.
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Originally Posted by gplnpsb;15577584 
Hmm, you could be right, I had missed those recent rumors. I guess we'll see in a week and a bit if the launch stepping is C1 or C2. A few C1 stepping chips have shown up on the Coolaler forums, but no C2s thus far.

If my memory is correct, I recall reading that C3 revision will include support for hardware virtualization. The CPUs that will be available on launch day are supposedly C2 stepping without support for hardware virtualization. Most home users won't miss it, so it's not critical to include it. This is just a rumor, and I hope it's false. Hardware virtualization is important to those who do need it.

Edit: I'm referring to VT-d support, not VT-x.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er;15577522 
Considering they are just holding back because if they had a 8-Core CPU out it would be x10 faster then BD.

There will be quite a few LGA 2011 Xeons that will be 8 core.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by one-shot;15577636 
If my memory is correct, I recall reading that C3 revision will include support for hardware virtualization. The CPUs that will be available on launch day are supposedly C2 stepping without support for hardware virtualization. Most home users won't miss it, so it's not critical to include it. This is just a rumor, and I hope it's false. Hardware virtualization is important to those who do need it.


That is most likely an unfounded rumour. Even socket 775 E3xxx series Celerons have Virtualization (VT-x) support. Unless you're talking about VT-d, which is possible.
 
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