- 4000 MHz
- 45nm Thuban 125W
- 6MB L3 Cache
- 6 x 512KB L2 Cache
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Prolly should have waited for Sandy Bridge to get fixed, but: 02/13/2011
Six solid cores for long-term performance. Turbocore is an acceptable approximation of TurboBoost.
Black edition hexcore for $200.
Not much overclocking headroom. Power consumption is high compared to latest Intel offerings. Based on aging architecture.
Was able to get a stable overclock at 3.8 GHz on stock cooler. Failed prime 95 on one core at 4.0, even with stock voltage stepped up by .075 volts. 3.8 was loud with stock fan so I set it to 3.6 and turned turbocore on and set the target to 4. Seems to be running well. Temps don't go above 47 C in prime 95 at 3.6 and are similar at 3.8. Saw 53 at 4 GHz.
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