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Old May 28, 2010, 09:02 AM
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Thanks for the review.

Not having dealt with OC on the i7/i5 chips, I had initially thought that unlocked multis wouldn't really make a difference, but then I thought back to the fight many folks have with hitting a OC wall with them and thought differently.

For those of us not completely familiar with OC'ing on these platforms, does it make the OC process a lot less painful?

Pricing seems about right for what it's supposed to counter, but I'm not sure if it will capture the hearts of those inclined towards the 1055T / 1090T crowd.... the big deal with those chips is the 6 real cores as opposed to the unlocked multipliers on the 1090T (I chose the "black edition" more for the reported 200 - 300Mhz headroom than the unlocked multi).

That said.... it's great to see Intel responding to the budget minded enthusiast market. As much as we like to think that our concerns drive the market, our market share when compared to OEM / Standard Retail is so small that our opinion only really matters as a function of marketing to the masses.
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