We have just received word
from Scan that it will be guaranteeing G0 stepping Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 processors due to popular request in the bit-tech forums.
Intel’s Core 2 Quad Q6600 currently represents the sweetspot in Intel’s processor line up and, with a bit of overclocking, you’ll be able to push it from its default 2.40GHz clock speed to frequencies in excess of Intel’s current flagship Core 2 Extreme QX6850 processor
Last week we played around with an older B3 stepping Core 2 Quad Q6600
; our results were impressive and seem to fit in line with what others have experienced with the same stepping. G0 is a newer, lower power stepping and that should only mean good things for the chip’s overclockability.
Scan currently doesn’t have any G0-stepping Q6600s in stock, but Scan’s Chris Padidar says that “unlike other retailers, Scan will not be charging any extra for the privilege”
when it does have chips in stock. With that in mind, you should be able to pick one (or more) of the G0-stepping Q6600s up sometime in the near future for £168 (inc. VAT)
, so keep an eye on this page
Don’t forget that active registered members of the bit-tech community will also receive free UK mainland shipping via the SCAN2BIT-TECH loyalty programme too. For details on how to qualify for this offer, please check out this thread
Pass your thanks onto Scan for this offer in the forums