Overclocking, If we dedicate the current month, Carries financial risks for many hardware companies, but especially for processor manufacturers. If the consumer can buy a relatively cheap processor for about NIS 500 and speed it up to the performance of a processor that costs four times as much - why should he bother buying a more expensive processor?
When the personal computer burst into every home, and the idea of speeding developed and gained fans, it was Intel Which for the first time blocked the possibility of changing the multiplication in the processor, and since the days of the Pentium 2 did not allow the execution of overclocking in a flexible manner. Motherboard makers bypassed this block by allowing users to change the computer's bass frequency (Speak it Intel Could not block), but the largest motherboards manufacturer, Intel Itself, did not allow this, and the boards of society, despite being very stable, did not allow The fast To computer components.
That was the image she developed Intel In itself - complete opposition to the issue of haste and complete disregard on the part of anyone who dealt with it. While motherboard makers competed among themselves over who offered better overclocking equipment (and even boasted about it, and on quite a few packs of motherboards you can see entire paragraphs devoted to the subject), she chose Intel In the "We will not help you burn your computer…"
This approach cracked for the first time when Intel introduced in September the 2003 Pentium 4 EE processors - When the EE symbolizes Extreme Edition. Apart from a particularly impressive specification,Extreme Considered to this day to be Intel's fastest processors (and sky high) (some would have called the EE processors Extremely Expensive) - these processors also included… open multiplication!
Open product at IntelReally?
Yes, an open product. Who invested and acquired himself an Extreme CPU of Intel Received a certificate (even if not explicit and if not written) to execute Overclock CPU, and Intel relieved him.
Behind the line of Intel There was a lot of thought when the company wanted to leave the crown of performance on its side, even if it was to release a "home" processor at a crazy price (up to $ 999 per processor…) and deviate from its usual policy.
One thing is undisputed - it worked. The EE processors helped Intel fight the image of the new Athlon 64 processors AMD, And keep some of the performance tests on the side of Intel.
Later she released Intel Extreme processors also for its dual-core series and it went on until the CPU-Core i7 Extreme Edition of the day.
While processors with an open product at a crazy price did not surprise us here in the system of HWzone, we pretty much fell on the floor when Intel turned to us in time Launch of the Core 2 Duo series Its July 2006, and asked that we use a motherboard made by her in a review of the CPU. We tried to protest that the Intel boards do not include all the features we are used to, and more importantly do not allow to perform quickly and get the most potential out of the processors, but Intel explained that everything has changed. That's how the D975XBX board, called "Bad Ax", came to us, and we saw the first Intel motherboard that allows speed directly from the BIOS. The D975XBX board was also upgraded later To the "Bad Ax 2" board Who continued the line - and since boards Intel Already include almost every option you find on the boards of other companies.
and yet, Intel There was no quick cheerleader. While other companies support the issue around the world, taking over local and world overclocking championships, she chose Intel To maintain the image of the good boy, and to claim at all times that Oberkulok is in a state of instability and does not support it.