Originally Posted by mfknjadagr8
if i still had my e chip you would've loved it..it ran 3.2 @ 1v but i had to kero it constant as id it dropped below 1v it crashed hard...but it passed stress (12 hour blend and 40 passes of ibt avx at very high) at 1v 3.2
3.2Ghz with 1v is very good! Where do you get all these uber undervolters! I 've never had particular luck with high TDP parts. My only CPU to run at 1v, is the Athlon 605e i use for HTPC. That's at 2.3Ghz.
When it comes to silicon lottery, i consider myself lucky when i get the "normal" (average) stuff. I 've never had an exceptional chip. On the contrary i 've had power pigs.
My main complaint with AMD isn't performance (for me FX is plenty), but exactly, with the heat generation. Undervolted the FX is tolerable with a reasonably quiet PC, but, i would have preferred less heat anyway. I actually came to appreciate NVidia, comparing the heat situation between the R7 260X and the GTX750Ti. The R7, is now sitting in a box as spare part. I couldn't undervolt it at all (i was losing 3D mark score as soon as i dropped voltage) and it was really adding to the heat of the case, making everything hotter, including the poor FX sitting above it. The situation was dramatically better with the Nvidia that runs at half the TDP, which at the end made me buy a 2nd.
Now, all these FX that you guys get, that hit 3.2 with 1v or 4Ghz with 1.18v, mean, that you basically get like <95W parts at 3.2Ghz. Or 1.18v, is a voltage that you expect for 95W parts. That's like 15W less than my undervolted FX. Amazing.
Anyway, assuming i will resist temptation, my next purchase will be when Zen+ goes EOL. This should maximize chances that by then there will be some uberrefined Zen available that will run 95W. Undervolted, it would go down to something like 85W. It should make for a good upgrade.Edited by Undervolter - 6/12/16 at 6:53am