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post #11 of 14
thats awesome!

how does that compare to an i5 chip at 4.7ghz?
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post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by maxhudson View Post
how high can it oc?

and how different is its performance @ the same clock speed as an i5?
There's one thing you should know if you don't already. There are two very different families of the i5. There's the i5 600 series which uses the dual-core 32nm Clarkdale chip. Then there's the i5 700 series which uses the quad-core Lynfield chip, and currently only consists of the i5 750. The problem with the i5 600 series is it's only a dual-core and priced at quad-core levels. The i5 750 also in most cases performs better. With more and more programs taking advantage of quads it doesn't make sense to go with a dual when you can get a quad at the same price.

Currently Intel has three families of processors that contain Clarkdale chips and they are: Pentium G6000 series, i3 500 series, and i5 600 series. The only major advantages of the i5 600 series over the i3 500 series is the AES Encyption instruction and Turbo Boost. The i3 530 is much more attractive than the i5 650 (both the lowest models of their series) because it's a lot cheaper and doesn't lose a lot of performance or overclocking potential.

I own a Pentium G6950 and have overclocked it to 4.51GHz 1.4v stable. I run it at 3.6GHz 1.125v 24/7 for lower power consumption and it's in my secondary rig so 4.51GHz is unneeded. I paid $67 for it on eBay.
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post #13 of 14
wow!

i meant the i5 dual cores btw... not the quad cores...
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post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by maxhudson View Post
wow!

i meant the i5 dual cores btw... not the quad cores...
I know you meant the i5 dual-core. I was just explaining to you the differences between them and the i3 dual-core chips. I just put that info in there about the i5 750 so you understood why it's better. Basically I was saying a Clarkdale i5 and Clarkdale i3 would perform very similar if at the same clock speed. If overclocked, Turbo Boost would probably be off anyway which is one of the few advantages of the i5 600 series. That's what I was trying to get at. By the way, what part was the wow directed at in my post or was it the whole thing?
Edited by Ben the OCer - 6/9/10 at 9:44pm
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