What stepping means? Tags: CPUs Last response: October 10, 2008 9:14 PM in CPUs Share Stupido October 10, 2008 7:30:39 PM Can anyone explain me what exactly stepping means? Thanks! More about : stepping means Grimmy October 10, 2008 7:38:42 PM What is a CPU stepping? descendency October 10, 2008 7:40:46 PM http://www.anandtech.com/guides/viewfaq.aspx?i=6 In essence, it's a version number. Related resources What does the term stepping mean - Forum So what does it mean to get an C0 Stepping instead of D0? - Forum No Stepping means ?? - Forum Q6600-B-3 to G-0 Stepping Conversion: What do the changes mean? - Forum what does "stepping AXIA" mean? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Freightshaker October 10, 2008 7:43:48 PM "stepping" refers to the version or rather the revision number of a CPU. newer "steppings" are thought to be more stable or faster Stupido October 10, 2008 7:50:26 PM Thanks ! Can you see the stepping somewhere when buying a processor? Stupido October 10, 2008 7:58:01 PM I mean on the box... Grimmy October 10, 2008 8:09:17 PM Yes. For Intel CPU's, if you look at the Processor Spec Finder and put in what is on the box, like for example Q6600: BX80562Q6600 or HH80562PH0568M You can find the different steppings, as well as the sSpec#, which you can tell that a SL9UM is a B3 stepping, and SLACR is the G0 stepping. The sSpec# is on the box it came in (retail) IHS as well, which would even be on an OEM CPU. Not sure about how AMD is, since it's been a long time that I've own one. notherdude a b à CPUs October 10, 2008 8:34:50 PM Shall we assume what seems obvious, that the name 'stepping' comes from the idea of a 'step', i.e. an incremental movement, from one version to another? Or does it come from something else? Stupido October 10, 2008 9:14:41 PM Thanks Grimmy Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedstock STOCK sToCk no one knows what it means? Forum SolvedWhat does the letter K means in display resolution? Forum SolvedWhat TurboClock means? Forum SolvedWhat does 'rev. 1.x' or 'rev.1.1' means? Forum SolvedQuestion on OC with 8320 and UEFI bios...using a guide and am unsure of what one part means. Forum SolvedPlease explain to me what a duplicate ipv4 error means? Forum SolvedMSi mobo giving me debug code 66 which means "late cpu initialization" What is it and what can i do about it. Forum Solvedwhat does 0x6819 means Forum SolvedI have an Toshiba satellite L750, That was given to me by my son he said he wiped it (not sure what he means) and don't have a Forum SolvedWhat is, "not enough space" means? Forum Solvedwhat does B3 or B4 means in memory? Forum Solvedwhat does dual channel and quad channel actual means? Forum SolvedWhat is this CPU Temperature means? Forum SolvedAnyone know what this means Forum Solvedusing pcpartpicker to choose ram. What it all means.. Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !