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Will Current Performance Memory Kill New Intel Core i7 CPUs?

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:30 am

Will Current Performance Memory Kill New Intel Core i7 CPUs?

ASUS recently started sampling their Intel X58 Express based P6T Deluxe motherboard to partners and reviewers and it seems to have started a fire storm thanks to one little label on the board. With sites across the internet jumping on the band wagon in an attempt to get traffic by striking fear into enthusiasts we clear the air and tell things how it really is.

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All of the memory companies we talked to informed me that they will have triple channel memory kits ready when the platform would launch, but none would give a specific date when this would happen. I also didn't find one company that hurt or ruined a processor by running higher than 1.65V on the memory kits, and a good number of the above memory companies said they are testing at voltages above 1.65V. What does this mean to enthusiasts and gamers around the world? It means that everything is fine and that these new triple channel memory kits are going to be the right choice for an Intel X58 Express platform.


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Re: Will Current Performance Memory Kill New Intel Core i7 CPUs?

Postby martini161 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:55 am

thank god [-o< am i allowed to ask what kind of cpu cooler that is :mrgreen:
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Re: Will Current Performance Memory Kill New Intel Core i7 CPUs?

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:01 am

martini161 wrote:thank god [-o< am i allowed to ask what kind of cpu cooler that is :mrgreen:


Vigor Gaming Monsoon 3 LT CPU Cooler... One of the few air coolers I have for LGA 1366 and that I have been using with good success.
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Re: Will Current Performance Memory Kill New Intel Core i7 CPUs?

Postby Gomeler » Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:11 am

This product launch is getting more and more interesting. I've already seen some phenomenal bandwidth shots of triple-channel results at 1800+MHz, can't wait for some 2000+MHz runs. I suspect this will be like the A64s of old, just keep the IMC and CPU voltages close.. 1.8v should do the trick :mrgreen:
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Re: Will Current Performance Memory Kill New Intel Core i7 CPUs?

Postby DMB2000uk » Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:25 am

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Re: Will Current Performance Memory Kill New Intel Core i7 CPUs?

Postby GI-JOE » Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:50 pm

At least that takes care of 1 rumor.......

Off Topic: When's the actual release date for Core i7? Or hasn't it been determined yet? :?
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Re: Will Current Performance Memory Kill New Intel Core i7 CPUs?

Postby gwolfman » Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:51 am

Very interesting.

I really appreciate the extra info from the companies themselves. I've read other articles/blogs about this and thought reading this one in particular would be the same 'ol story over again. But, to my surprise, you actually contacted the vendors for their input. Simply amazing. As I said before, the more I read here (@ LR) the more I keep coming back for more goodness.

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Re: Will Current Performance Memory Kill New Intel Core i7 CPUs?

Postby rudis » Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:46 pm

Will Current Performance Memory Kill New Intel Core i7 CPUs?


Well no, as it seems. But it will surely kill our wallets.
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Re: Will Current Performance Memory Kill New Intel Core i7 CPUs?

Postby martini161 » Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:44 pm

rudis wrote:
Will Current Performance Memory Kill New Intel Core i7 CPUs?


Well no, as it seems. But it will surely kill our wallets.

ZING! :lol:
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