Intel Wants To Charge You For Something Your Chip Can Already Do

Now I’m sure most of you know all about over clocking processor chips, heck I’m sure many of you are probably running machines with over clocked chips. You can buy some chips over clocked above their rated speed, but this usually involves a bit of hacking around and if you don’t do it right, you could cause some trouble for your machine.

But Intel now are testing the water and offering to unlock additional caches and threads on the new Pentium G6951 processor. It’s not exactly the same as over clocking, but it should give you a modest performance boost, albeit for $50.

Hardware.info got their hands on an early sample of the chip and discovered it’s actually a full 1MB of L3 cache that’s enabled plus HyperThreading support, and they say it’s a modest, but noticeable upgrade to the chip.

Now the likes of Intel and other chip manufacturers do regularly sell chips with lower specs than what they’re capable off, and thats why people can over clock them above their “rated” performance. Regularly the chip is capable of more than what it’s rated, but due to stringent quality control, they aren’t run at their full performance.

So Intels new processor performance upgrade card will give you that little extra boost, and go about it the legit and right way,but they only appear to be trying it out on their new pentium processor for the moment. What do you think about paying an extra $50 to unlock the features that are already on the chip?

Let us know in the comments as usual

Source:

Engadget

One Response to Intel Wants To Charge You For Something Your Chip Can Already Do

  1. anonymous December 16, 2010 at 6:25 pm #

    why do you care? most people don’t know how to overclock their cpu. Every business either relies on the ignorance of the customer about the subject matter or the time it saves the customer to have it done for them. How is this idea any different?