Originally Posted by jprovido
nope wrong. an i5 3570k stock is at 3.8ghz with boost and everyone who owns one knows that it's basically 3.8ghz out of the box. 4.2-4.3ghz overclock is attainable WITH STOCK VOLTAGE. I had an FX8320 at one point and the max I could get it was 4.7ghz. just a little above what Linus clocked the 8350. 4.2ghz OC on an i5 3570k is laughable. they have an h100 as a cooler for crying out loud. he could've clocked it to at least 4.5ghz
So you would agree then that you can say the FX-8350 is basically 4.2ghz out of the box since it turbo's to 4.2 as well when less threads are used? Even if that's the case, that's 400mhz from turbo on the FX, 400mhz from turbo on the 3570k.
Regardless, even if they did bump the 3570k to 4.5ghz from 4.2, a whopping 300mhz, the results wouldn't have been all that different so I still really don't see what the fuss is about?
Originally Posted by Derp
Does anyone on this forum understand total cost of ownership? The large difference in power consumption between the 8350 and the 3570k would quickly add up making the 3570k the cheaper purchase sooner than you would think despite the higher retail cost. After that point it would keep saving you money compared to the 8350 build.
Oh I fully do, and I'm a bit more realistic about it. I don't fold 24/7 and I know a majority of people don't use FX's to fold regardless so the point is moot. Not only that, with most things NOT being mutlithreaded and using as much cpu resources, it's very rare to ever see my cpu go over 50% usage so it's not like it's drawing a ton of power.
In the day to day reality of it by the time the 3570k would pay for itself, you'd have already upgraded, at least in the states. I mean come on people, this isn't comparing a cost of ownership like a car where gas mileage will really put a hurt on your wallet.Edited by SoloCamo - 3/12/13 at 6:51am