Originally Posted by Homeles
I don't think you know what a scam is. This is not a scam. This is Intel cutting costs because they can... the people that use the product at its intended settings are not hurt at all by this.
Exactly. Did they put this new product out there for the mass public or for the select ocers? They put it out for the mass public. And at stock it has already proven to run cooler and with less power clock for clock. So their business mission of making a smaller die, faster running, greener chip was accomplished. They satisfied our market with SB (overclockers) now they are trying to tap into another market with IB (eco-friendly pc users). Because you can't oc like on SB, it does not mean that they failed with what they set out to do.
I'm not saying that they released this just for the eco-friendly minded people. But by being able to say that it consumes less energy while maintaining the same speeds, they grew their customer base to reach a portion of users that they may not have been interested before.