Originally Posted by TheBlademaster01
But then you compare his chip against other semi-golden chips. The amount of SB-k chips that reach 5GHz is already quite a few std devs past the mean. IAW compared to the chips that do 5GHz his OC is average but when you compare it to the whole pack it's pretty impressive. I agree it's not golden but it's certainly in the upper range of chips. Also n is not very large to make an accurate estimate.
This is an excellent point that I overlooked earlier. Running at 5GHz is definitely already among the top clocking chips, so to be lower in the rankings of those isn't so bad as that chip is already great. +1
Originally Posted by Gnator
Are these numbers with or without HT?
Not sure if you're talking about my chart or the OP, but in the chart everything is grouped together. Separating by HT would give even smaller sample sizes than separating by i5/i7, so I just couldn't do it from a statistics perspective.
So if you do have HT enabled and you're in one of the lower voltage percentiles, keep the HT in mind, the data doesn't consider it. And consider the point above if you're running at a high clock (it's already a great chip because it gets there).
edit: fixed the quote format.
Definitely not a bad chip, OP. Getting that clock already is great, regardless of voltageEdited by Molybdenum - 2/14/12 at 10:30am