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What is the silicon lottery?

A CPU die is made out of a disc of silicon. The closer to the center of this disc you get, the better the CPU made out of it will be.

 

For example, a Celeron is the outer edge, and an i7 is the near the middle.

 

The silicon lottery usually refers to overclocking limits. A better overclocking CPU is considered "winning the silicon lottery."

 

CPUs have variances in how they overclock. No two OC the same. Therefore, we coined a term for it.

 

5139050017_309e9d80fc_z.jpg

 

This is the disc. And it looks fantastic. But, it is also immensely powerful.

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A CPU die is made out of a disc of silicon. The closer to the center of this disc you get, the better the CPU made out of it will be.

 

For example, a Celeron is the outer edge, and an i7 is the near the middle.

 

The silicon lottery usually refers to overclocking limits. A better overclocking CPU is considered "winning the silicon lottery."

 

CPUs have variances in how they overclock. No two OC the same. Therefore, we coined a term for it.

 

5139050017_309e9d80fc_z.jpg

 

This is the disc. And it looks fantastic. But, it is also immensely powerful.


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because of the way chips are produced they vary in quality with the extremes usually being around 10% (very small chance to get this lucky thus lottery) and they can cool more effectively etc.

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Getting a GPU/CPU that overlocks like a beast, even way beyond what it's supposed to do is a good reason to 'hit the silicon lottery'

 

Essentially a component that goes above and beyond what's considered above and beyond. So, not my Core i3 :P

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It means a CPU that can OC with low voltages.

 

Not every chip is the same, for instance one chip may need more voltage to match the same frequency/GHz of another when OC'ing. Or one chip may not be stable beyond a certain speed.


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Not all Silicon chips are created equally. Some overclock better than others. "Winning" the Silicon lottery means your CPU or GPU overclocks like a champ. Getting a "dud" means that it doesn't like to overclock at all.


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basically it means that 2 identical CPU's or GPU's will have different overclocking potential because of small differences in the chips when they were made. So you can either be really lucky and get a chip that has amazing overclocking potential or you could get a chip that is horrible at overclocking.

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A CPU die is made out of a disc of silicon. The closer to the center of this disc you get, the better the CPU made out of it will be.

 

For example, a Celeron is the outer edge, and an i7 is the near the middle.

 

The silicon lottery usually refers to overclocking limits. A better overclocking CPU is considered "winning the silicon lottery."

 

CPUs have variances in how they overclock. No two OC the same. Therefore, we coined a term for it.

 

 

 

This is the disc. And it looks fantastic. But, it is also immensely powerful.

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Higher quality silicon that directly relates to how well it overclocks. The higher the overclock you can achieve with as low of a voltage, the more you've won the loterry.

I've seen an FX-8320 undervolted achieve an overclock of 4.2GHz, which would be a winner in the silicon lottery.


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Higher quality silicon that directly relates to how well it overclocks. The higher the overclock you can achieve with as low of a voltage, the more you've won the loterry.

I've seen an FX-8320 undervolted achieve an overclock of 4.2GHz, which would be a winner in the silicon lottery.

I get my 8320 at 4.4 GHz I think 4 or 6 notches below stock voltage. I haven't had time to go further yet.


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A CPU die is made out of a disc of silicon. The closer to the center of this disc you get, the better the CPU made out of it will be.

 

For example, a Celeron is the outer edge, and an i7 is the near the middle.

 

The silicon lottery usually refers to overclocking limits. A better overclocking CPU is considered "winning the silicon lottery."

 

CPUs have variances in how they overclock. No two OC the same. Therefore, we coined a term for it.

 

5139050017_309e9d80fc_z.jpg

 

This is the disc. And it looks fantastic. But, it is also immensely powerful.

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A CPU die is made out of a disc of silicon. The closer to the center of this disc you get, the better the CPU made out of it will be.

 

For example, a Celeron is the outer edge, and an i7 is the near the middle.

 

The silicon lottery usually refers to overclocking limits. A better overclocking CPU is considered "winning the silicon lottery."

 

CPUs have variances in how they overclock. No two OC the same. Therefore, we coined a term for it.

 

5139050017_309e9d80fc_z.jpg

 

This is the disc. And it looks fantastic. But, it is also immensely powerful.

 

^This


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I see the words 'silicon lottery' everywhere on forums. What is that?

It's a lottery, similar to a monetary lottery, but you can win silicon instead. :P:D JK


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