- 4000 MHz
- 45nm Deneb 125W
- 6MB L3 Cache
- 4 x 512KB L2 Cache
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Long live this processor 04/22/2010
Great CPU for the Price!! Overclocked to 3.8GHz under water cooling. 4th CPU upgrade (6400+ > 9950 > 940 > 965) on my AM2+ motherboard. This is a great company to accommodate ME with backwards compatible processors and not forcing me to change out my MB for every redesign like the completion. Not much extra power needed to overclock.
Where is that cow bell.
When I was at Intel for an interview, I personally saw the Die size reduction over the technology nodes (deceasing line widths) and I realized they are all about the money and not about the customer (or employee). With die reduction came higher units per wafer and a natural default increase in clock speed. I believe this is how AMD was able to produce faster chips for a short time, because AMD’s greater focus on the customers. When Intel finally focused on speed (Ex. 3.4 EE Gallatin for $1,000) they charged the consumer an arm and a leg for it. All I am saying, is when you look to the future, which company do you think will do you right in this regard.
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