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Are people surprised that retail variants aren't as good as the cherry picked, engineering samples.
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Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post
Are people surprised that retail variants aren't as good as the cherry picked, engineering samples.
Those weren't cherry picked for the Nth time.
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Call me crazy but I'm pretty sure Tom's Hardware is completely discounting the Chicago (and others) 6GHz demonstrations just because they can't do it themselves.

EDIT: Just read the actual article. THG says nothing about 6GHz not being possible. Blame the middle man for that little jab.

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Are people surprised that retail variants aren't as good as the cherry picked, engineering samples.
If what you call a "retail variant" of the Phenom II 940 actually existed, they would release the chip. Maybe...just maybe...the chip THG managed to get its hands on is actually worse than what the retail chip will be? Maybe it just happens to be cherry-picked. Who knows? I don't think AMD actually cares that much about this "cold bug" if it's true, because not too many people are going to be using LN2.
Edited by Guruboy - 12/20/08 at 8:13pm
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Those weren't cherry picked for the Nth time.
Who cares, 6Ghz is something we will never use aside from e-flaunting. What does it even mean anyway. "I can burn my chip faster than you can toast yours *Na na na na*"
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Who cares, 6Ghz is something we will never use aside from e-flaunting. What does it even mean anyway. "I can burn my chip faster than you can toast yours *Na na na na*"
It doesn't mean anything to me or you, but that doesn't mean it didn't happen.
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Looking forward to Deneb but come on, enough of these LN2 benchmarks.

No one cares. No one uses LN2 24/7. Use the time doing some air/water benches..
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i think this is ofn and toms forgot to lower their htt link speed which prevented a 6ghz run. Amd was quoted as saying you can hit 6ghz with a lower htt link, like 1ghz instead of 1.8ghz iirc.
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Hah oh this is realllyy funny.... Sorry AMD!
Still way faster than your CPU, or just about any CPU out there. Don't know exactly what your getting at, as almost 5 Ghz on a Quad is still a pretty beastly chip, even if it isn't 6... Show me a 6 GHz Intel, other than a Celeron.
Edited by pow3rtr1p - 12/20/08 at 8:25pm
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It doesn't mean anything to me or you, but that doesn't mean it didn't happen.
Indeed!

At least they OC as good or better than the Intel parts That means a lot more than it getting to 6.3Ghz IMO.
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http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/42...enchmarks.html

Looks like the Phenom 2 has already hit 3.9GHz. It's not stable 100%, but this chip is capable.

Plus the OP in that thread claims the chip is *bad* or less than average, Which is why it was given to him. Meaning the retail chips will most likely overclock better on less volts than this one. Take a look.

Look a few pages in.
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