Intel Expands Its Upgrade Service Offerings To Include More CPUs

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DDRDiesel

Allow me to explain something you people don't understand:

 

They sell these processors UNDERCLOCKED on purpose in budget machines.  Then, with the help of these cards that can be purchased at a later date, the performance in the chip is unlocked and now works at it's full potential.  I think it's a great idea.  After all, how many people buy Pentium and Celeron chips in LAPTOPS for overclocking anyway?

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DDRDiesel

Allow me to explain something you people don't understand:

 

They sell these processors UNDERCLOCKED on purpose in budget machines.  Then, with the help of these cards that can be purchased at a later date, the performance in the chip is unlocked and now works at it's full potential.  I think it's a great idea.  After all, how many people buy Pentium and Celeron chips in LAPTOPS for overclocking anyway?

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HeartBurnKid

 i can't wait for some hacker to come up with a keygen for this. The ensuing legal battle will be epic.

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Brad Nimbus

lol kings of the unlockable roost.

Brad Chacos you are officially my favorite MaximumPC online editor type person. :P

 

Seriously though on one hand I'm not a big fan of this. If you pay top dollar for hardware it should work at its highest potential right from the box. I love intel and I love my 2600k but if I had to pay to overclock that would be some major bullshit. On the other hand the first processor looks to be a mobile setup and in my opinion that would be pretty cool. Check out the price difference between a i3 laptop and an i5 laptop, yes the i3 will never be as fast but a $50 upgrade is much better than a $200 one. 

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Brad Chacos

Hey, thanks, I try!

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somethingelse

Yo Intel.  Can you release an update for my i5-760 to allow VT-d?  I don't care about the HT or faster clocks, I just want VT-d so I can do VGA Passthrough in Xen.  Or are you waiting for me to shell out $300 for an i7-870 instead?

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livebriand

How long is it until this ends up on torrent sites?

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Holly Golightly

This is a terrible business practice. Processors should be able to overclock at the owner's will. Greed, greed, greed. AMD all the way. Go team red!!!

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