The newest, and seemingly much anticipated, member of Intel's Wolfdale portfolio, the E8600, appears to be striking a chord with enthusiasts everywhere.
It also, appears to be the current CPU of choice when choosing to break records, according to this story from NordicHardware.
Overclocking enthusiast, TaPaKaH, has taken like a duck to water in a recent SuperPi 1M frenzy, by directing his 6.376 GHz E8600, to new heights and recording a SuperPI 1M record of 7.140 seconds.
Interestingly, it is noted that the previous record of 7.172 seconds, achieved by overclocking enthusiast, duck, was attained using the E8600's younger sibling, the Wolfdale derived E8500 which had a speed advantage of almost 170 MHz.
Yet, this is not all. A lower FSB (System Bus) speed of 637.6 MHz, versus duck's 688.9 MHz, did not hinder TaPaKaH's achievement, yet perhaps his Kingston HyperX DDR3 memory modules, running at 956 MHz, can take the credit for that.
Extraordinarily however, TaPaKaH was able to achieve this record run, with both CPU cores enabled, whereas the previous record set by duck, was hindered by only one core being enabled.
This isn't the first time Intel's E8600 CPU has been seen really stretching its legs and, as Nehalem heads our way things are, undoubtedly, going to get even more interesting in the months to come.