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I keep bumping on this word on almost all WTS/WTB topics of this forum...!!! What does it mean? Is it good or bad?
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E0 stepping is good
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Its a revision of a processor.
Like A B C. Usually ES (engineering samples) are alfa or beta. Now MOST of the times an E0 is better than D0>C0>B0...etc sometimes its B1 bla bla.
But yea its good, means the cpu is better, sturdier can OC more and somehow even operate better.
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Core stepping, basically a revision to the same core, generally newer ones allow for higher overclocks at lower voltages.
 
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doesnt it have something to do about the place and time it is made, and quality of the <whatchamacallit> its made of?
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stepping its a version of quality of produced cpus. every time when AMD/Intel improves production process of their cpus, they are marking that with new stepping.
like in games you got v1.0 v2.3 etc same in here. just using letter and number. also higher = better
Edited by prznar1 - 3/5/11 at 3:25pm
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doesnt it have something to do about the place and time it is made, and quality of the <whatchamacallit> its made of?
No that's the bin code (like a serial number for each CPU). The stepping is more generic, covering multiple CPU's.
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doesnt it have something to do about the place and time it is made, and quality of the <whatchamacallit> its made of?
that is the batch number intel batches theirs as year month and A or B or at least the used to with core2 arc, pretty sure its the same with the newer CPUs stepping refers to the revision such as C1, D0, E0 on intel and C2, C3 on AMD.
Generally later steppings are better as the process is more mature so there are less defects in the silicon
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So that's what the Sandy Bridge B3 revision meant.
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