Silicon Lottery cites ‘dwindling’ CPU overclocking headroom as a reason for closure

For the better part of the last decade, Silicon Lottery has been selling pre-binned processors that are guaranteed to run stable at certain clock speeds above stock settings, taking the guesswork at getting a good slice of silicon (otherwise known as winning the silicon lottery). But after seven years of doing this, the founders are closing up shop.

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Silicon Lottery posted a brief message on Twitter saying it was shutting down at the end of October, and went into more detail about the decision on its homepage. It’s there that the company says its online store will close October 31, 2021, and that any orders for its delidding service will need arrive at its facilities by November 30.



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