The part about it overclocking just as well as a regular one is not likely to remain a valid assumption.Originally posted by: apoppin
---the only thing i do not understand
why is the "S" 9550 priced $100 more than the regular one - it isn't like you are saving 30w 24/7 or that it overclocks much better than the regular one
What do you think retail Q9550's (the 95W TDP ones) are now going to overclock like given that Intel has now started binning out all the nice low-voltage low-TDP ones?
My expectation is that future retail Q9550 consumers are going to be rather dissapointed in the lackluster overclock they are going to be getting now that the retail stream is enriched with higher VID/higher TDP parts relative to the odds we have been playing up till now.