Originally Posted by HydrogenHuman
Hmmm, interesting how the idle temps are much higher for Ivy Bridge regardless of voltage. Yet it evens out with its idle temperature when going from 1.2 to 1.3. Weird.
Note that the Idle temps are not of importance and the temp on 3 of my 3570K cores is all over the place (at idle showing 0-8c with 13c water) The load temps @ 20 and 40min should be pretty comparable.
Originally Posted by deadjon
I dont know if anyone has mentioned this but the 2600K has got 2mb of extra cache compared to the 2500k, so even with HT off it isnt the equivalent counterpart to the 3570K
Whether this makes a visible difference I'm unsure, but with the productivity apps you are using I would assume the extra 2mb would mean something.
This has been posted, and i was aware of this from the beginning, i only have 2600K's at hand so that had to do, i'm expecting a couple of 3770K's in a day or two and will disable HT on that and compare it to the 3570K to see how much difference the extra 2mb cache does.
Originally Posted by Murlocke
So the people with IB already... What are your BIOS settings? What are you enabling/disabling in the processor tab?
Back when I last overclocked, everyone disabled speedstep/turbo and all those other features, but it seems now many people just leave everything on default and start overclocking. What's the case with IB? I'm not exactly looking forward to learn UEFI bios for the first time. Haven't overclocked in over 2 years, i'm rusty. Would like a good "starting point".
It's not bad the UEFI bios, i am an old timer and have never wanted to learn the UEFI bios, but it's quite simple. I have all the usual things off, C1E, Speed Step, C3/C6 report. I know people say it's no point in turning it off, but i just hate having the cpu throttle when idle makes me think it is slower
Also the reduction in power the few hours of the day it is idle does not save much money. if it cuts the power with 50% 5 hours of the day / 7 days a week / 52 weeks of the year, that adds up to ~10$ a year so what's the point.
Originally Posted by DirektEffekt
Actually, the only reason that Ivy can go so much higher is because it has a much higher multiplier. SB was limited to 53x, so it was impossible to go much over 5.4GHz. The max multi on Ivy is much higher, not sure on the exact number; but that's why they can clock so much higher; they would do the same on a z68 board.
Not even close brah, SB is limited to 59x, IB to 63x (the bios limits this) Max clock on IB is ATM 1Ghz over the max clock on SB, and without any new bios fixes we wont see much of that from IB. It's atm 63x112 or something like that and not many boards do over 112 bclk.