Nordic Hardware claims the upcoming 45nm Deneb processors from AMD are capable of hitting 4.3GHz on air. The site writes most people should be able to overclock the chip to 3.6GHz with a decent cooler.
The source even indicates that since Nehalem isn't that much of a desktop upgrade, but server mostly, Deneb will become the gaming processor to get. We have no secondary confirmation at this time, but we wanted to forward the information. In fact, source also says that Deneb was able to do 4.3GHz under a Scythe Mine cooler, stable of course. It's very important to use the right motherboard though, you will need the SB750 southbridge to begin with.
Most people should be able to hit 3.6GHz with a decent cooler, source says. The most amazing is that the processor should still run fairly cool and consume less power than Intel equivalents.
Nordic Hardware also claims Deneb and Shanghai will be 15-20% faster clock per clock than their predecessors.
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Re: AMD Deneb said to do 4.3GHz on air by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 07 2008 @ 06:52:11 CEST
Look at how well the 4850/4870 came out and tell me that AMD couldn't make this really happen.
AMD needed time to regroup. They'll bring the same surprise to Intel that they brought to Nvidia.