motherboards
Arctic
Arctic Feezer 7x
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Challenge for James!

  1. #1
    Regular Member

    Status
    Zinos is offline

    Last Online
    07-01-2014 @ 12:52
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Southeast US
    Posts
    300
    CPU: 3570k @ 4.4 ghz
    M/B: ASRock Z77 Extreme6
    RAM: 16GB G.SKill Sniper @ 1600mhz
    GPU: GTX 780 @ 987mhz
    • Zinos's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Corsair Air 540
      • PSU:
      • PCPC Silencer MkII 750w
      • Cooling:
      • Corsair H100i
      • Sound:
      • Onboard HD
      • Monitor:
      • Hanns G 28in
      • OS:
      • W7 64-bit
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 21 Times in 15 Posts
    Points: 6,362, Level: 23
    Points: 6,362, Level: 23
    Level completed: 63%,
    Points required for next Level: 188
    Level completed: 63%, Points required for next Level: 188
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default Challenge for James!

    Intel Xeon 3060 S775 (Conroe) - 2.4ghz 1066 FSB 4m cache - $325

    Intel Core 2 Duo e660 S775 (Conroe) - 2.4ghz 1066 FSB 4m cache $309

    Basically the exact same processor...YET the Xeon is a much more stable OCer...it runs cooler...and uses less power...

    My challenge to you - Why does it perform petter?

  2. #2
    Member

    Status
    MaskofZoro is offline

    Last Online
    02-09-2010 @ 12:43
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Great white north
    Posts
    39
    CPU: Core 2 E6600
    M/B: P5W DH Deluxe
    RAM: OCZ Gold XTC PC2-6400
    GPU: Asus EN8800 GTS
    • MaskofZoro's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Antec nine hundred
      • PSU:
      • OCZ Powerstream 520W
      • Cooling:
      • Thermaltake Bigwater SE
      • Sound:
      • Asus P5W DH Onboard
      • OS:
      • XP SP2
      • Misc:
      • Core2 2.4Ghz@3.71ghz - Volts: 1.526 Memory voltage 2.0, Memory speed 410mhz (820mhz)
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Points: 3,867, Level: 18
    Points: 3,867, Level: 18
    Level completed: 5%,
    Points required for next Level: 383
    Level completed: 5%, Points required for next Level: 383
    Overall activity: 48.0%
    Overall activity: 48.0%

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinos View Post
    S775 (Conroe) - 2.4ghz 1066 FSB 4m cache - $325

    Intel Core 2 Duo e660 S775 (Conroe) - 2.4ghz 1066 FSB 4m cache $309

    Basically the exact same processor...YET the Xeon is a much more stable OCer...it runs cooler...and uses less power...

    My challenge to you - Why does it perform petter?
    Possibly because they are the best of the batch most likely? I mean xeons are traditionally for servers / hi-end apps correct? So one would suspect they would bin the best ones out to those customers maybe?

    Also the process for making conroes is much different, I've noticed processors in the same family (E6600) have different rated voltages, they must test each chip individually and set the characteristics depending on how it tapes out. The fact is the way conroe is manufactured CPU's get custom tailored voltages. etc.

    That would explain the difference in temperature at least.

  3. #3
    Regular Member

    Status
    Jameson is offline

    Last Online
    18-04-2014 @ 19:26
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,384
    CPU: Core 2 E2180 @ 3.2 Ghz
    M/B: MSI P965
    RAM: 2x1 GB OCZ Platinum
    GPU: X800 GTO
    • Jameson's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • on desk :)
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic M12 700W
      • Cooling:
      • Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
      • Monitor:
      • Dell 2407 WFP
      • OS:
      • Windows XP SP2
      • Misc:
      • oh my god what happened to my uber rig?
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 26 Times in 17 Posts

    Default

    yep, its speed binning, they don't run 6600's and 6800 chips off different manufacturing runs, they're all made the same and then tested on funky equipment for imperfections. the ones with enough imperfections get binned lower down the pile and make the 6600/6700, all the rest make it into the x6800 etc, that's why those always clock better, and they always put the best of the best in the server chip range, we saw it in the opterons with AMD, too.

    I'm not sure if the e6300/6400 come of the same run too, but with 2mb cache disabled (usually done because a part of the cache is unusable), or if they are a completely different chip, considering its codename (allendale) it makes me think this isn't the case, it would probably share the conroe name but have 2mb cache if it were, so i think allendale is specifically designed to be 2mb, could be wrong though.
    Last edited by Jameson; 04-12-2006 at 08:28.

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. GeIL FFA Overclocking Challenge
    By News Team in forum Hardware News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 30-06-2011, 18:50
  2. MSI and Futuremark: Extreme OC Challenge
    By News Team in forum Hardware News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-12-2010, 21:11
  3. Low Score Challenge
    By rickss69 in forum General Software
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 02-05-2010, 07:08
  4. NZXT Counter-Strike 1.6 Challenge
    By Doctor_Death in forum PC Games
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-04-2009, 07:01

Search tags for this page

There are currently no search tags.
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Tags for this Thread