Here’s a post showing the overclocking results from some ES chips that some of our Taiwanese buddies got their hands on. Drool worthy… 4ghz+ Wolfdale clocks and 3.5ghz+ Yorkfield clocks. Those clocks may already have been achieved on 64nm, but these clocks are NOT obtained with extreme cooling! With increased L2 and similar clocks, these things are going to be monsters. Let’s see how Barcelona will keep up with these babies.
For those of you unfamiliar with the new chips, here’s a post from Anh Hyunh of Dailytech.
For those of you that just cannot wait to get them grubby hands on the latest and the greatest, HKEPC has already posted tested results of Intel’s 45nm part against an identically clocked conroe (E6550). The article is written in Mandarin, but you do not see to read the article to understand the chart, which is presented in English. The part that will probably excite the overclockers the most is probably not the minor difference in incremental performance, but the difference in TDP. The impending die shrink is bringing substantially lower power usage and temps; couple that with the increased performance, and we can anticipate some pretty juicy performance.
So for those of you looking for an upgrade to your current rigs, these Wolfdales will be available soon, as in a couple of months. Try to keep those trigger fingers calm before then.