Okay, I'll state this so everyone knows the point of this whole exercise. Too often I see people asking for advice about buying an FX chip only to see them slammed for considering it and then pointed in the direction of core i3/i5 or last gen or previous Phenom II's without real hard data for the person to look at. I see intel fanboys pointing to reviews from last year that predominantly used sysmark for benchmarking results which as can be expected is going to really hamper AMD chips and heavily favor intel chips (just read all the articles written in the past year and a half detailing intel's cheating when it comes to writing sysmark for details and facts on that issue). So after being told that a 4.0GHz Phenom II chip will outpace my 6100 by 15% I decided to take up the challenge and settle this once and for all with hard data to look at. Hence this excercise in benchmarking. FIRST we'll start off doing a clock for clock comparison to see where the numbers truly are. THEN we'll start pushing the chips to the limits and see how each of them scales and what the final performance can be expected. There's no "beating a dead horse" about it. Here we'll have a place where we can steer people with questions about performance and they can see it for themselves instead of just hearing someone tell them "don't buy it it sucks". They can see how it performs and decide whether or not it fits their needs or they should go up down or sideways in their choice of CPU.
Let's try to organize this a little bit. I created an area where I'll post the results as I compile them. If you want to participate, please check to see if someone has already posted the first series of results for your CPU Model. It's pointless for the first set of results to have multiple postings of the same chips in the clock for clock comparison section and will only make the list too long to post. When we unleash the OC dogs of war then I'll start compiling a list of top ten results for each chip model so we can compare the scaling ability of each chip and how it well or poor it can be pushed and performs. I'll also try and make as part of those lists, the V levels and Temps that each chip puts out when pushed as high as each person can get it to go.
If you think this is an exercise in futility and pointless I would please ask you refrain from posting such comments and let the rest of us just have our fun. Nobody twisted your arm or put a gun to your head and made you read this thread.