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For what application? HTPC? If so, why would you need to overclock?


Where did you see $69, btw? I think maybe you've been spending too much time in the speakers forum. Traitor.
 

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Street prices will likely be $69. You don't need it at all. I just thought it was cool you can overclock a $70 CPU. Free performance

Not really free if you need to buy an expensive Z97 motherboard to be able to do so.
 

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Some Z87 mb with updated BIOS (ASUS already, MSI, GIGABYTE soon) support 4790K, 4690K, G3258. With unlocked multiplier? I don't know. But I assume 'support' means all features of the processor.
 

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Pretty small premium for a Z series motherboard.

Zx7 Mini-ITX boards typically cost double (sometimes even more) than H/B series boards. It's pointless to pay the premium just so you could overclock a $70 dual-core chip. If I'm going to buy a $150-200 board, might as well get an i5-4670K minimum to match.



Overclocking cheap processors was nice in the old days because it really is a free performance boost. Heck, I've got a $50 Biostar G41/Celeron E3300 combo from Fry's working at 3.33 GHz with a BSEL mod.
 

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It's just the anniversary edition Pentium they announced sometime back (to celebrate 20+ years of the Pentium brand/line). It's more just for celebration/show than practicality.
 

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I just though a cheap overclock able CPU was cool.

It is cool, at least in theory. From a practical point of view though, if you've got a budget of ~$300 for MB+CPU, which one are you gonna choose:


$70 H-series MB

$200 i5-4590


or:


$200 Z-series MB

$70 G3258


Granted, the price premium for Z boards on microATX or ATX is pretty small so for those, the G3258 should be fun to play around with.
 

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Anyone know if the new x99 chips get the same TIM advances as Devils Canyon ?

The NGPTIM is for new unlocked 4th gen core processors only. So Devil's Canyon and newer i5/i7 K series. Articles are giving it a lot of credit for increased overclockability while most OCers are saying it's more the new 9 series chipset than anything else. They are seeing similar gains on the older 4770K on the new chipset as well.
 

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The NGPTIM is for new unlocked 4th gen core processors only. So Devil's Canyon and newer i5/i7 K series. Articles are giving it a lot of credit for increased overclockability while most OCers are saying it's more the new 9 series chipset than anything else. They are seeing similar gains on the older 4770K on the new chipset as well.

You mean specifically Z97?
 

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Yeah. I was able to bump my i5 from 4.8 to 5.2 just with the change from Z87 to Z97.
With the same voltage? Pretty sweet if so.
 
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