Intel Stepping Change

"The Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T7700, T7500, and L7500 4M SKUs on E-1 step will be converted to G-0 step in Q3'07."

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Intel Core 2 Duo E-1 to G-0 Stepping Change

The Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T7700, T7500, and L7500 4M SKUs on E-1 step will be converted to G-0 step in Q3'07.
– CPUID will change
– No change in terms of electrical, mechanical, and thermal specifications between E-1 step and G-0 step SKUs
– G-0 step incorporates speed path improvements to enable higher frequency bins
– G-0 stepping will require a BIOS Update.

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26-05-2007, 09:46:21

Rastalovich
Yeah I get him, my reasoning is people from other sources stating the card is a flop and u see them comparing an 8600 with a 7950 XXX 2G card or summit.

26-05-2007, 10:31:15

Bogel
I also see alot of people testing with resolutions of like 1600x1200, I personally think that if you play at that res, you should be looking at a 8800 not a 8600, but meh :(

26-05-2007, 11:05:43

FghtinIrshNvrDie
hmm, seems to be about on par with the x1950xt.

Ryan

26-05-2007, 11:11:34

Toxcity
Woah, That has totally changed my mind on the 8600s! :)

26-05-2007, 11:28:50

Rastalovich

I also see alot of people testing with resolutions of like 1600x1200, I personally think that if you play at that res, you should be looking at a 8800 not a 8600, but meh :(



Agreed, even tho the 8600 would probably handle alot of mixes of games at that resolution, if u`ve gone to the expense or trouble of getting hold of a real quality screen at that high a resolution, atleast an 8800 gts should be in u`r mind. Considering economies, u shouldn`t be short reaching between the two card prices.

8600 will handle alot of games out today and look extremely good, but the bracket u`ve chosen the card in will be eqivelant of trying to use a 7600 card on a high detailed game b4 the G80 came out.

Game creators will push the tab up as they feel they can.

26-05-2007, 17:41:12

darkorb
just installed my 8800, its sick!!

28-05-2007, 05:43:52

DavidT
Bit of an update. I've been checking my FPS with FRAPS while playing BF2142 lately, and I am absolutely stunned.

On some maps, the FPS meter fluctuates between 99 and 100 FPS. The lowest I have seen it go while playing so far is 65 FPS and thats only when a lot is going on on the screen (Large Explosions, extremely heavy gunfire). Then at the end when you see the titan explode, it goes down to about 45-50 FPS.

I'm so surprised at the performance of this card. When I bought it, I was expecting the performance to be around the lines of a 7300 or 7600, but this thing is comparable to the 7950GX2 and even the 8800GTS at points.

Now if only Nvidia could fix the NV4_DISP.dll problem with the 680i boards, and then I could overclock this thing to really see what it can do :yumyum:

(For those that don't know, there is a problem with Forceware when run on some 680i bassed boards. Whenever a user with an 8000 series card tries to overclock, the driver will crash after just a few minutes of game play.)

28-05-2007, 07:36:01

Hyper
Are you not going to RMA your 7900gt?

28-05-2007, 08:23:18

DavidT

Are you not going to RMA your 7900gt?



Nope, I replaced the original cooler. I would put the original back on, but I may have accidentally thrown it out.

01-06-2007, 12:57:50

drs2328
I also have an EVGA 8600gts.My previous card was a 7900 gt.I find that the 8600gts is a lot faster than the 7900gt in just about everything.Cannot understand the reviews.Especially Test drive unlimited.Poor frames with the 7900 but the 8600 gts is very smooth at 1280 -1024,high details.I'm expecting better performance once the Nvidia drivers mature.
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