Come to think about it, thats true... the only instruction set the P2's had was MMX, not even MMX2. And the highest multi you can find on a P2 is 4.5 not 5. Besides that, what slot 1 board could support that massive FSB? Even a P965 can only get up to 600MHz give or take 50MHz. This is easily twice that speed.
that is as amazing as hell. if only it were stable...
Don't get me wrong, it is pretty amazing news... just kind of curious as to why someone would take an ancient processor like that to extreme frequencies? It has no real world purpose and could only serve as bragging rights.
So, I guess, that is the answer to why. Next we'll find someone taking a 4004 to 300 MHz. Or maybe a Z-80 to 1 GHz to be a bit more current.
Trivial, but the higest multiplier put out on a desktop Pentium II was 5x, ala the 333 MHz Pentium II, made on the Deschutes core. It was also an unlocked multiplier CPU. I'm currently running one at 4.5x multi on 100 fsb and 2.0v vcore, in a friend's Gateway computer.
From what I've heard from a co-worker here who told me about this earlier today, it was a P4 631 overclocked, and that cpu-z just got confused and couldn't read it as such, and for whatever reason labeled it as a P2.
Now I really wonder how they are getting through the verification process.....Dang CPU-Z.....
(seriously though.....the first post WAS verified when the thread was first posted I saw it with my own eyes. 8O )