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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-09-2010, 02:10 PM - Thread Starter
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Okay, somthing I've wondered about for some time: Back in the good ol' FSB days, where the Northbridge controlled the ram, cpu-z would report the NB's frequency. However, now that x58 chipsets have the ram controller as part of the uncore on the cpu, is cpu-z still reporting the actual NB frequency or does it measure the uncore speed?



As you can tell by my cpu-z screenshot, it correctly identifies cpu speed, bus speed (bclk), and the effective QPI Link frequency. But, liked I asked above, is the "NB Frequency" the actual northbridge speed or is it the uncore?
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NB is the uncore, but I'm guessing they didn't want to have a seperate layout for x58...but they have the QPI link, so I don't know why it's still NB there

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Hmm, thats what I thought. Not sure why they haven't changed it either... I thought most intel and amd cpus have had IMCs for 2+ years now

Anyways, thanks for confirming my fears

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