Originally posted by gaara
These processors have to be freaking cherry-picked, I don't understand why else Intel wouldn't bother binning these higher than 3GHz based on what sort of yields they are currently getting out of them (apparently)
either way that is pretty ridiculous, but ehhh, the two just don't add up...especially considering I think they dropped the 3.33ghz EXTREME edition from the roadmap, WHY?!?!
I don't know, look how Dothan scaled. Top production speed on those was what 2.13Ghz? But they clocked passed 4Ghz.
The top P4 was 3.8Ghz, but they clocked to almost 8Ghz.
Keep in mind that Intel is very focused on low energy consumption now as well.
But shoot, IDK, they could be cherry picked as well
Why did they drop the Extreme Edition?
They didn't drop it, it is just the first one that will come out at launch will be 2.93Ghz with a 1066FSB. The chip used here actually.