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Poll Results: Which Platform Are You Upgrading From?

 
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post #11 of 458
Darnit, no overclocking on H67. Anyone know if any of the mobo manufacturers have plans for a P67 or Z68 Mini-ITX motherboard?
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Gosh, 4.4GHz on stock cooling and 5GHz on after market. SB is awesome.
 
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Originally Posted by Clairvoyant129 View Post
Gosh, 4.4GHz on stock cooling and 5GHz on after market. SB is awesome.
I know, tell me about it!

I can't wait to see more reviews and benchies with clock for clock comparisons.

Though it's clear that most i7-9xx users have a hard time going past 4.2 on air.
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post #14 of 458
Why bench with an obsolete software? Cinebench R10 is ancient history. R11.5 has been out for ages. Geez, pisses me off.

Also, I'm going to guess that to reach +5Ghz speeds, it will require a steep jump in the voltage that will not be suitable for 24/7 use until a new stepping is introduced.
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Why bench with an obsolete software? Cinebench R10 is ancient history. R11.5 has been out for ages. Geez, pisses me off.

Also, I'm going to guess that to reach +5Ghz speeds, it will require a steep jump in the voltage that will not be suitable for 24/7 use until a new stepping is introduced.
You're probably right, but 4.4 was doable with the Stock Cooler!
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post #16 of 458
Intel cpu's still have a warranty don't they?

Blow it up, send it back when a new stepping comes out, profit!
    
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Video Review Links
Thanks for the video review links, main post updated.

Link to Asus Maximus IV Extreme & Overclocking review available as well.

Be sure to vote in the Poll if you haven't done so already.
Edited by 2010rig - 1/3/11 at 5:14am
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post #19 of 458
I just got a i7 950 and memory set but after reading the reviews I think I'm gonna return it and get a SB CPU. Good move? Any words on high end mobo and how much it's gonna cost?
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I just got a i7 950 and memory set but after reading the reviews I think I'm gonna return it and get a SB CPU. Good move? Any words on high end mobo and how much it's gonna cost?
If you just got it, and can return it, I'd say go for it, wait it out a bit if you can though, I'm sure clock for clock reviews will be out soon, but I've already seen 5 GHZ on air at this review with the Asus Maximus IV Extreme.

The 950 will do 4.2 on air, but not much more.
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