Intel's next mainstream motherboard chipset, P45 is slated for a Q2 launch and its main advancement over P35 is full 1333MHz FSB support and up to 8GB of DDR3-1333MHz memory (or 16GB DDR2).
The lads over at VR-Zone have been able to get their hands on an early P45 sample along with Intel's new E8500 Wolfdale processor for some quick overclocking/benching tests which they share with us all.
They took the E8500 from its stock 3.16GHz speed up to 4.2GHz on traditional air cooling, then they fire up SuperPi 1MB and watched it scream through at just 11.063 seconds.
Given the premature stage of P45 development one would hope further optimizations and BIOS tweaks on Intel's part will allow them to squeeze even more out of it.
VR-Zone has captured a CPU-Z screenshot of the Wolfdale E8500 running on a Intel P45 based motherboard. Intel P45 Express chipset is slated to appear in Q2 '08 supporting 1333FSB, up to 8GB of DDR3-1333 or 16GB of DDR2-800 memories, 1 x16 PCIe 2.0 slot or 2 x8 PCIe 2.0 slots and ICH10/R. In this case, we have managed to overclock the CPU to 4.2GHz on air on 440FSB and SuperPI 1M completed in 11.063s. Certainly, more tuning are needed to the board and BIOS to boost the overclockability further.