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A 4.1 GHz Dual Core at $130 - Can it be True?

Overclocking To 4.10 GHz Boosts Basic Clock Speed By 54 Percent, Continued

With this message, Asus seeks to inform users that they've exceeded the CPU's specifications, and are now operating outside the safe voltage range.

This CPU offers overclocking potential of up to 54 percent.

At this point we also feel compelled to repeat that our test system continued to be stable for all benchmarks at a CPU clock speed of 4.1 GHz.

Power consumption in the processor climbs to immense levels, thanks to the extreme elevation of input voltage to its cores. Compared to the standard clock rate, this processor consumes 54 W more when in idle mode at 4.1 GHz. At maximum load it's difficult to believe the numbers one reads from the power measurement instruments: the system consumes 146 W more when overclocked to 4.1 GHz.

We beat this CPU with our extremely overclocked $130 Pentium D in nearly every test.