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Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 955 Part 1

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:07 am

Today Intel launched the Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 955 and we take it out for the initial test drive. We take a look at the features, pricing, temperatures, power consumption and of course overclocking. Does Intel's next generation have want it takes? Read on for our introduction to the next generation Intel Processor.

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Article Title: Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 955
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Postby kenc51 » Tue Dec 27, 2005 1:28 pm

4762Mhz....... 8)

I like the way it uses less power under load, even with twice the cache and VT etc......

How close to prime stable was it? Do you think it could get stable?

I can see someone with 5GHz by spring......

(Dual Core & Intel!!! =D> )
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Postby -mogwai » Tue Dec 27, 2005 1:32 pm

d'oh! that was really close to my original guess. oh well.

sweetness :)


that thing runs pretty warm... but, then again, it's an intel chip ;)

EDIT: i just realized that those are all different cpus in the picture... not a photoshop job
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Postby Apoptosis » Tue Dec 27, 2005 2:23 pm

nice photoshopping


What was photochopped?
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Postby infinitevalence » Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:12 pm

he is not being serious :)
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Postby DMB2000uk » Tue Dec 27, 2005 7:04 pm

Nice one guys!

I wish i had more money :P

Are you guys going to get a comparison of the lesser 900 series vs 800 series anytime soon? I'm wondering how the power usage compares across the whole line.

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Postby Apoptosis » Tue Dec 27, 2005 7:57 pm

yup the 9 CPU's pictured above will be in part two. I have over 100 hours of benchmarking done already and am waiting on getting some more X2's to test before I post the article.
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Postby kenc51 » Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:03 pm

Apoptosis wrote:yup the 9 CPU's pictured above will be in part two. I have over 100 hours of benchmarking done already and am waiting on getting some more X2's to test before I post the article.

I look forward to part 2.....

Since your waiting for the X2's to arrive, have a :drinkers: and relax a bit
Apoptosis wrote: I have over 100 hours of benchmarking done already....
sounds like you need it....LOL
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Postby Apoptosis » Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:16 pm

welll it's mostly automated... set up the test hit enter and come back 8-10 hours later and you have 3 test runs completed and just need to average most of the scores :)
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Postby gvblake22 » Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:19 pm

AWESOME CLOCKS MAN!
Can't wait to see how this thing performs.
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Postby DeusEx » Thu Dec 29, 2005 7:40 am

that is a really powerful chip right there, but what applications would demand such speeds ?
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Postby pointreyes » Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:27 pm

On page #3 is this true?
The Intel 840 and Intel 955 both came with identical cooling solutions, so we thought we would take a look at both of the processors on our test bed.

The 955EE HS is on the left and the 840EE HS is on the right on this picture:
http://members.vr-zone.com.sg/~stratix/ ... l_presler3

I have a person that is stating they are not the same.
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Postby Apoptosis » Thu Jan 05, 2006 2:19 am

I'm not at home right now, but it was the same as the Intel 840EE fan that Intel sent me.
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Postby Zinn2b » Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:30 am

I hope that FX60 article didn't include the 955ee part 2 as i was hoping to see some overclocking results at stable speeds.
Imean who would shell out $1000 dollars on a cpu if there not going to take advantage of the full potencial of this very exciteing cpu .
I believe 4.7 on liquided should offer a stable platform .

The fx60 i think maybe ????? 3.0 stable might be possiable in that case INTEL wins. :finga:
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Postby Zinn2b » Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:59 am

DeusEx wrote:that is a really powerful chip right there, but what applications would demand such speeds ?


Many times such speeds are required to save time if you make money off your PC time is money.

Also there are lots of people out their that want only the best available and the fact is this is the first cpu since the 3.2c that can actually put intel back at the front of the performance field . Even though an O/C is required to achieve this. Isay thats ok.

Why do I say this is ok to o/c a cpu to claim best performance.

If gpu companys allow their partners to O/C their gpu's and sell them to attain more performance and it's viewed as legit. Than I see no reason PC venders cann't do the same with their PC's

If there is something wrong with my logic feel free to point it out . But at the same time tell me why its ok for video card vendors to O/C and thats considered legit. Here is an example of the potencial of the 955EE. So I see no reason Stable 4.7ghz 955EE is not possiable

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/sho ... hp?t=85757

I know what Dothan can do . I believe Yonah is even stronger but right now the parts just aren't out there yet to prove it out . But soon .

2006 should be the best hardware year ever. Exspiecialy for Intel and ATI / Conroe Intel / R580 R600 ATI / Blue ray / HD-DVD / LED backlights for LCD'S / Ya its going to be a great year for curtain vendors no doubts about it.
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Postby Zinn2b » Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:22 am

pointreyes wrote:On page #3 is this true?
The Intel 840 and Intel 955 both came with identical cooling solutions, so we thought we would take a look at both of the processors on our test bed.

The 955EE HS is on the left and the 840EE HS is on the right on this picture:
http://members.vr-zone.com.sg/~stratix/ ... l_presler3

I have a person that is stating they are not the same.


Why does Intel not ship the copper core with the 900 series single core .

I have 14 of them sitting infront of me not 1 has the copper heat sink as shown in your link
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Postby DMB2000uk » Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:21 pm

Hey Apop,

Hows getting hold of the other X2's goin? :mrgreen:

Its bin nearly a month and I want to see some more reviewing :P

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