Count me in for an FX-8320.
On a GA-990XA-UD3 /w modded Northbridge Heatsink (bolts/new TIM -10c) I have it at:
4.5ghz @ 1.504v no LLC (LLC is not a good thing btw, I have no idea why there are so many people on here that think it's the holy grail(also just clocked this, hit a thermal barrier. I think I can do 4.5ghz @ 1.45v but anything higher than 4.5 will elude me until I upgrade my cooling.)
2600mhz HT Link
Paired with CMX8GX3M2A1600C9's @ 1866mhz 9-11-9-27-1T 1.775v (just clocked these, 1.775v is most likely not needed.)
Loving this chip so far. The new IMC is stellar. Massive improvement. I get about 15gb/s Read 11gb/s Write & 19gb/s Copy with Latency @ 44.9ns with my 1600mhz XMS3 (stock 9-9-9-24-2T 1.65v) @ 1866mhz 9-11-9-27-1T.
Seems to be able to clock DDR3 very well. Almost equal to Intel now. I have been told though by SKYMTL on Hardware Canucks that it really struggles with stability over 2050mhz RAM though. So that kind of sucks. But... Vishera likes 1600mhz-1866mhz with the tightest timings possible. 2133mhz RAM would be like 9-10-9-27 lowest, where as you could get 1866mhz down to 8-8-8-24. The 1866mhz will win every time.
From what I can tell, you need to find the best balance between bandwidth and latency with these IMC's. With an emphasis on Latency more or less.
CR1 vs CR2 is still the most important. I absolutely will not use CR2 in my system.
My RAM will always run CR1 or I obtain sticks that will. Always makes systems feel much more snappy. Especially AMD's.
Anyways, I just came off a 2500k with a 6950 modded to a 6970. Really wanted to try AMD again. It had been to long. To be honest as well, I don't even like Intel. It's just at one point it was just stupid to buy an AMD chip. Now that gap has lessened quite substantially.
Not with LGA 2011 however. My system will compete with any Sandy/Ivy 1155 and in most situations beat one that is similarly clocked. They might be a bit slower clock for clock, but they don't bottleneck. Or even close to it. That is what matters.Edited by nexxusty - 12/7/12 at 4:13am