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The more people understand this, the better off we all are.

Very high, stable, 24/7 OC under similar cooling setups.

That is what should be tested for enthusiasts. I couldn't care less about stock performance or about clock for clock performance. Just show the chips at the speeds I'm likely to see in the real world with similar cooling.
I agree with you but its a difficult test to be accurate with considering the differing OC potential of every single individual chip. Let's say you have a 2600k and an 8150. Your particular 2600k clocks stably to 5GHz and your 8150 clocks to 4.8GHz. Well, the results will only be relevant to your specific chips. Another guy's 2600k may only clock to 4.8GHz while his 8150 clocks to 5GHz. Unfortunately due to the silicon lottery it is impossible to ever say that any test is representative to all chips which is why most tests are done at stock speeds....
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From the ex employee's of the company... They are taking too many cost cutting shortcuts and getting a bunch of real crap out of the company. Bulldozer is a bigger embarrassment since the 9600be. Phenom 1. But they fixed that. If they want to survive as an Intel competitor they are going to have to show some quality or they will go the way of Commodore and Sega.
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I agree with you but its a difficult test to be accurate with considering the differing OC potential of every single individual chip. Let's say you have a 2600k and an 8150. Your particular 2600k clocks stably to 5GHz and your 8150 clocks to 4.8GHz. Well, the results will only be relevant to your specific chips. Another guy's 2600k may only clock to 4.8GHz while his 8150 clocks to 5GHz. Unfortunately due to the silicon lottery it is impossible to ever say that any test is representative to all chips which is why most tests are done at stock speeds....
Yep, that's all true for sure. However, I still side on it being a more accurate testing method.

I generally don't see a huge variation in silicon and when I do, it's usually golden chips rather than turd chips since those tend to not make it through binning for sale as high end CPUs.

Plus if every reviewing site did stock vs stock plus 24/7 OC vs 24/7 OC, the results would average out to tell us what we need with a proper sample size.
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this is a perfectly acceptable move for AMD to make as point of sales decision to continue penetrating the market they currently are at a lower price point.

And who can argue with a powerful product such as this being offered for a lower price so quickly. Its not as if they change the level of performance after lowering the price...you still get the same item and potential so there is no loss from a consumers POV.
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