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Old February 16, 2011, 11:57 PM
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Default E0, C0, D0...

I know it's a rookie question, but what the heck do these mean?
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Old February 17, 2011, 12:25 AM
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Processor steppings. Just think of them as different revisions of processors that potentially improve thermals/performance/efficiency.
They usually start out as something like A0, which are sometimes engineering samples which run fairly hot and inefficient. Then it undergoes tweaks and is released as a revised, better processor.
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Old February 17, 2011, 12:27 AM
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Ah so that's all...
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Old February 17, 2011, 01:07 AM
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Ah so that's all...
Thanks bro!

its more important than you think
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and sometimes several revisions are needed for the end product to be profitable/marketable/competitive/etc...

yield rates per wafer, and so on.

edit : anyone waiting for sb e cpus? :D
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Old February 17, 2011, 01:15 AM
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Sure it is important, I meant it's not as complicated as I thought it would be,
I was thinking it's much more then a revision signature.
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anyone waiting for sb e cpus? :D
If Intel can bring improvements through a new revision on par with Wolfdale and Nehalem revisions, then a new rev. Sandy Bridge will be wŁnderbar!
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