Core i7 purchased at Retail store Tags: CPUs Intel i7 Last response: November 4, 2008 4:26 AM in CPUs Share OrderChaos November 3, 2008 3:31:35 AM Unfortunately, not me doing the purchasing. Just saw this on engadget, has a link to the original site where it was posted. Click http://www.engadget.com/2008/11/02/intels-core-i7-purchased-overclocked-benchmarked/ for where i found it on engadget. More about : core purchased retail store jimmysmitty a c 114 à CPUs November 3, 2008 7:27:32 AM Wow. Thats early. November 17th was supposed to be the release date and even then it would take a while to get them into a nice stock supply. *Edit* Wait I found this site. It states release date is November 3rd: http://www.core-i7.com/ Interesting.... jimmysmitty a c 114 à CPUs November 3, 2008 7:32:53 AM What I am still not getting is this. People think that because the CPU is limited to 1.65v (its not the memory is but has been shown to go higher) it wont OC as well. Considering that the 45nm Core 2s OC to 4GHz on air at less than 1.3v how the hell will they be limited? Related resources Windows 7 OEM vs Retail - Forum New core i7 blue screens & freezes - Forum HP Blackbird 002 ( retail edition) upGRADE > core i7 - Forum New core i7 blue screens & freezes - Forum Upgrade advice ( core 2 or i7 ) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rtfm November 3, 2008 12:49:10 PM I think the i7 series is going to get a lot of flack, not because they are bad cpus but just because people are expecting the same kind of leap we had with c2d. blashyrkh November 3, 2008 1:53:46 PM actually jimmysmitty, it's not the 1,65V memory volt that limits the cpu OC potential. It's that 130W hardwired limitation in max current draw which limits it. Check it on the tom article. jimmysmitty a c 114 à CPUs November 4, 2008 4:26:07 AM ^That still wouldn't explain the 4GHz OCed Core i7 920 that Coolaler has posted on his site. 4GHz deffinately breaks the 130w TDP. My thoughts aree THG didn't do it right because if Coolaler was able to THG should have been able to as well. It also doesn't make sense as all the current Core i7s have a 130w TDP set as the normal one. To OC they would have to allow a limit break over 130w. People think its only the i965XE that has the ability but the i965XE has a overvolt disabled not the Overspeed Protection disabled. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAsus P8P67 and Core i7 2600k, good idea? ForumCore i7 ? No. An arm and a leg ForumBuilding rig using retail stores in Orlando, FL ForumIs a core i7 930 over kill for a gaming rig? ForumFirst Time Prospective Core I7 Builder vs Dell XPS 9000 Core I7 ForumFinalizing my core i7 future proofing system ~1700$ ForumMy New Intel Core i7 920 Build ForumI7 860 build - buying tomorrow! [Just purchased everything!] ForumCore i7 system, first time builder. ForumExtreme Ultimate Core i7 Gaming Machine Build - Envious? ForumAMD: Core i7 as being out of touch with the marketplace ForumWhat is Intel's Retail Edge? Discounts? ForumPlease help a newbie understand why Seasonic PSU wont turn on :( More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !