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Overclocking Core i7 at Intel 2008
Written by Gizmo   
Monday, 03 November 2008 22:57

The onslaught of the Nehalem reviews begins with this offering from Nordic Hardware:

Our faithful readers are most likely aware that we do things a bit different here. While it is very common for every review site to have at least some information on the overclocking potential in their reviews, we try to take things to different level. For the last two years we have visited Intel for a world unique event where we not only get to test Intel’s latest processor and motherboards, but do it in the way we enjoy most: with sub-zero cooling, actually far below zero.

Read the full review at Nordic Hardware:

While native is good and all, the major improvements are not that Intel has managed to fit two more cores inside the die, but the new interface known as QPI (QuickPath Interconnect) and that Intel can now move a lot  of the northbridge functions on-die. This is not as evident today as it will become when the mid-range and low-end Lynnfield and Havendale cores arrive in Q2. What they all have in common though is that the memory controller is now moved inside the CPU. As we will show you here today, that’s not going to be a real issue when overclocking.

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