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[DvHardware] Intel to force overclockers to buy a Bloomfield?

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FUD Zilla reckons Intel is going to put an overclock lock on its Nehalem processors. The site says there won't be an easy workaround and that overclockers will be forced to buy the more expensive Bloomfield processors:

Until now, we didn't know how this had been implemented, but we've learned some more about it and it looks like there is no easy workaround. As these processors have the memory controller and a few more bits integrated into the CPU itself, Intel suddenly has a lot more control than it has had with past designs that utilized a separate chipset which contains the memory controller.
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If it does happen I hope AMD shakes up the enthusiast market by then.
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Seems that every time a corporation gets on top, they have to try and impose their vision on its users causing a fallout that puts the competitors on top. IMO, this sounds like Intels fall from glory.
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^haha, you kidding? you do realize just how little sway us enthusiasts have on a company as large as intels policy?
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For me, the whole point of overclocking was to buy a lower priced chip and then increase it to the performance of a higher-end chip. I certainly won't be paying more money to OC something further. I believe that is reserved for a small percentage of OCers. After all, I don't see many on here with the $1000 45nm quad-cores.
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post #5 of 35
It's not going to be the downfall of Intel, enthusiasts like ourselfs hold a very very tiny percentage of the market. I mean really..........small.
 
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Well, the point is that if this happens I'm changing to AMD.
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http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...lock-lock.html

I'll just reiterate what I've been saying over and over, in short points

1: Fudzilla.
2: We don't know what Bloomfield is, except 'high end desktop'. I don't know about you, but I consider Q6600 high end desktop. Bloomfield is in all likelihood NOT JUST 'EXTREME EDITION' $1000 CPUs. I don't get where this is coming from. Bloomfield will sit in LGA1366 sockets, which will also be used in server/dp/mp applications. This means there will be Nehalem Xeons for that socket. If you look at the current market, Xeons for the LGA775 are identical to Core 2s and similarly priced. 1+1=?
3: Let me say it again. Why is everything on Fudzilla taken as gospel? Their 'sources' are people trying to spread doubt about competitors' products. Their articles are 10-30% fact with random speculations and dark clouds spattered in between.

So many people cursing Intel down and out before anything reasonably reliable is out there at all.

Also, I am an AMD owner and I have to defend Intel from this FUD BS. How ridiculous is that?
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2: We don't know what Bloomfield is, except 'high end desktop'. I don't know about you, but I consider Q6600 high end desktop. Bloomfield is in all likelihood NOT JUST 'EXTREME EDITION' $1000 CPUs. I don't get where this is coming from. Bloomfield will sit in LGA1366 sockets, which will also be used in server/dp/mp applications. This means there will be Nehalem Xeons for that socket. If you look at the current market, Xeons for the LGA775 are identical to Core 2s and similarly priced. 1+1=?
Q6600 isn't high end. Last time I checked, it's intel's lowest end quad core
"high end" to intel is the extreme edition processors that cost $1000+ like the QX6850
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Q6600 isn't high end. Last time I checked, it's intel's lowest end quad core
"high end" to intel is the extreme edition processors that cost $1000+ like the QX6850
Actually, that's incorrect.

The Q6600 is midrange in cost but highend in performance. QX chips are completely pointless unless your going to make the most out of them.

Ie; Expensive custom watercooling kit.
 
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Originally Posted by bowman View Post
http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...lock-lock.html

I'll just reiterate what I've been saying over and over, in short points

1: Fudzilla.
2: We don't know what Bloomfield is, except 'high end desktop'. I don't know about you, but I consider Q6600 high end desktop. Bloomfield is in all likelihood NOT JUST 'EXTREME EDITION' $1000 CPUs. I don't get where this is coming from. Bloomfield will sit in LGA1366 sockets, which will also be used in server/dp/mp applications. This means there will be Nehalem Xeons for that socket. If you look at the current market, Xeons for the LGA775 are identical to Core 2s and similarly priced. 1+1=?
3: Let me say it again. Why is everything on Fudzilla taken as gospel? Their 'sources' are people trying to spread doubt about competitors' products. Their articles are 10-30% fact with random speculations and dark clouds spattered in between.

So many people cursing Intel down and out before anything reasonably reliable is out there at all.

Also, I am an AMD owner and I have to defend Intel from this FUD BS. How ridiculous is that?
lol. I knew posting this that Fudzilla is not what OCN users such as yourself would call a reliable source. I still posted because its not impossible and I'm sure on the off chance that it does turn out to be true those of us who live to play "the waiting game" would have some sort of heads up.
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