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Intel's Lynnfield will hit upwards of 2.3GHz DDR3

Intel's Lynnfield will hit upwards of 2.3GHz DDR3

A BIOS screenshot is all we are allowed to post yet, benchmarks will come soooooooooon!

After having a quick play with an early sample motherboard using Intel's latest P55 chipset, we decided to have a play with DDR3 clocking and came to an interesting surprise - it'll easily hit upwards of 2.3GHz!

We used two sticks of 2GB OCZ Blade 2,000MHz CL8 DDR3, set at CL9 and 1.5V, and clocked the beans out of both our Intel Lynnfield CPU (that's retail spec, but engineering sample still) and this Elipa Hyper IC memory to reach 2.35GHz. We increased the core voltage quite considerably as it was the only option available in the early BIOS, assuming that this included the uncore voltage that contains the integrated memory controller.

However, on further questioning the gurus at Taiwan, it was claimed that there is no uncore voltage option available for Lynnfield. We are still trying to ascertain whether this is unique to its early BIOS and can be fixed in future updates, or whether it's unique to its boards (we find that unlikely), but it would be strange not to be able to increase the voltage since some has to be applied anyway.

As it stands now, the performance margin is certainly impressive, but more extreme overclockers might be disappointed if things stay the same.

Anyway, if the retail CPUs can clock this good - we're going to need some Elipa Hyper replacements pretty darn quick! Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

Intel's Lynnfield will hit upwards of 2.3GHz DDR3

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perplekks45 22nd July 2009, 18:12 Quote
2352? Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice! :)
Waiting for benchmarks. Any hint on when other than "soooooooooooooooon"?
dicobalt 22nd July 2009, 19:17 Quote
Run that setup 24/7 and let us know if that ram fails.
Zeus-Nolan 22nd July 2009, 20:19 Quote
^^ yup
dec 22nd July 2009, 23:22 Quote
This lynnfield thing might be the holy grail of overclocking if that ram is fully stable and those 5ghz on air rumors are true
OWNED66 22nd July 2009, 23:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by dec
This lynnfield thing might be the holy grail of overclocking if that ram is fully stable and those 5ghz on air rumors are true

bit tech did it last time and they went up tp 4ghz :(

i think it was bit tech
wuyanxu 23rd July 2009, 00:26 Quote
no Uncore voltage options? am i right in saying Uncore are the quickpath bus controllers, in the same sense as northbridge are FSB controllers on LGA775?

i hope they open up all options. otherwise LGA1156 will be a fail for tweakers and overclockers.
Huxen5 23rd July 2009, 01:50 Quote
Could someone please state in brief what is going to happen with the intel processor sh*t (meant in a good way), I'm currently thinking that i'll buy a Core i7 920 and OC, am i right in sticking with that for the time being (futureproofing irrelevant) or is it worth waiting a month or two (considering i've been waiting for a loooong time anyway). I'm not sure whats going on with i5 and i7 or whatever...thx
Huxen5 23rd July 2009, 01:55 Quote
If the difference between 1600MHz and 2000MHz is irrelevant (to gamers, not OC guys (and gals)) then does a jump to 2300 really matter?
tejas 23rd July 2009, 02:25 Quote
In AMD terms is Uncore the same as the Northbridge speed (CPU-NB)?

I have AMD chips so just trying to make sense of the Intel Nehalem ones thanks.
Bindibadgi 23rd July 2009, 12:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by tejas
In AMD terms is Uncore the same as the Northbridge speed (CPU-NB)?

I have AMD chips so just trying to make sense of the Intel Nehalem ones thanks.

Yes, both the Intel and AMD "uncore" area are integrated northbridge and L3 cache.
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