Intel Plans to Sell Unlocked Socket 1156 Core i7 Chip

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nHeroGo

What does it mean that it is unlocked?

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AmTGMan

The Clock multiplier is upwardly unlocked, meaning you can set it as high as you want, or as high as you can stably go. Normally, the clock multiplier is locked at a certain point. (eg: 20x) An unlocked multiplier is a massive bonus for overclockers, as it makes it relatively easy to overclock the processor, with only voltage increases required beyond a certain point. Overclocking via the base clock/FSB generally requires tweaking various other settings to get a meaningful stable overclock.

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KyleG

No word of the frequency huh?

A quick google search led me here.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/20100322110733_Intel_Readies_Core_i7_875K_Processor_with_Unlocked_Multiplier.html

 

 

It is the exact same as the i7 870 only with an unlocked multiplier so overclockers won't have to clock down ram and other things as they overclock their cpu. 

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Trooper_One

"Price? Not a clue."

You need a plan to infiltrate the sales & marketing department of Intel.

 

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keyzer2011

I saw a guy do that once. He used an empty 2 liter bottle, a rubber band, a 5/18 wrench, and a hot dog. Most elaborate plan I've ever seen...

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