Rumor: Intel 3.2GHz Extreme Series Bloomfield May Retail at Only $1,000

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Deux

It's actually the QX9770 not QX9700. Also, It will end up the same situation as last time. THey will release the $1000 EE chip first then a few months later the $1500 one. For example, the QX9650 at $1000 and 2 months later the QX9770 and QX9775 at $1500.

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Strongbad536

I just thougt of something.  Since Intel is doing away with the FSB, what will we use to overclock?  

 

 

 

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AndyYankee17

now I don't OC and I don't use an AMD so bear with me,

 

doesn't AMD also lack a FSB? so wouldn't the new intel's clock the same way the AMD's do? also, every chip has it's clocked locked into, maybe intel will be selling their chips unlocked?

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Pentium 0

How do you overclock Amd procs?

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jwalch.hawk

There's actually a pretty intuitive guide for this in the January '08 issue.  Just go to the PDF ARCHIVE at the top of the page and download it.  It was an entire article about how to get the most out of your PC, and if I recall it had separate guides for AMD and Intel processors.

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AndyYankee17

idk but people do it

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jwalch.hawk

I just had an extended discussion with a friend last night talking him into building a PC from parts (with a lot of help from me, of course) rather than buying from an OEM-of-choice (Dell in his case).  Knowing that Nehalem is due in Q4 (which is when he figures he'll likely be most able to pony up the dough anyway), I figured waiting for  that release would be best in terms of having a strong upgrade path.  Anyway, back to the subject of the comment...  The price points really help.  I'm sure they were publicly available on Intel's site somewhere, but I hadn't managed to track them down yet, so those figures are new (and useful!) for me.

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Paul_Lilly

Pre-release pricing info can certainly be helpful, but be sure you take into account that they reflect thousand-tray quantities. Resellers will mark up the CPus before selling them, and while both AMD and Intel have been fighting a pricing war, a hotly anticipated new architecture might sport some initial price gouging when first becoming available.

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jwalch.hawk

Bah, in my enthusiasm I did get a little ahead of myself.  I fear your "might" there could even be a "probably"...  If Intel is to be believed, the new architecture is second only to sliced bread.  I'm still hoping to see sub-$300 parts available in retail on release, but yeah...  Not a certainty, since those prices aren't retail prices...  /sad face

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