Originally Posted by Artikbot
Why? 5GHz on air means it's a particularly non-leaky part, which means it will use considerably less power than the average production run FX-8350 at the same clockspeeds.
Because its an AMD, and exaggerating AMDs weaker points just enough
means you get brownie points on OCN/karma on reddit.
600w PSU requirement? Too realistic for a 5Ghz octocore, plus a full system...600w just for the CPU? LOLZ GUIZE
Originally Posted by Rangerjr1
You people underestimate good air coolers a LOT. Phanteks heatsink (which is the highest end heatsink out there) with a couple of really good fans CAN and WILL get 5GHz if the chip is decent. Im living proof.
People seem to forget a D14 is virtually equal, if not a little better, than a H100.
Originally Posted by vampirr
i7 3930k is 570$ and i7 3770k is 330$ on newegg and there is not much gap between i7 3930k and 3770k from results I see in Anandtech.
AMD's "Centurion" is most likely cores are probavly based around Piledriver+ cores with more tweaks and some rearrangements that differs it from Piledriver and Piledriver+ while the "Centurion" CPU won't cost 795$ alone, it will come as a kit in a protective box with high quality thermal paste and we need to take in account that is limited so its not mass produced and they won't profit from it. They probavly produce "centurion" limited line up at a loss.
This is for marketing guys, nothing else.
I'm going to guess that if Centurion is an 8 core/4 module Piledriver+ and not just highly binned Piledriver that we'll also see a Piledriver+ Opteron, maybe an updated AM3+ chip too...It wouldn't be worth the PR at all to release this chip otherwise.
Originally Posted by 12Cores
I find it hard to believe that this story is true at 5ghz no FX chip is on the same playing field with the i7-3960X, even at 5ghz. Anyone with a brain would just buy the 3960X or 3930K for that kind of money
Not like this is made for extreme OCers to break records, nah, it's definitely AMD just trying to make a chip to compete with the high-end Intels. Not like all of these chips will get clocked up to 8Ghz+ on LN2 while a 3960X sits around 6Ghz tops iirc.
Originally Posted by BinaryDemon
This is what I'm thinking is a fair indication of it's value:
Let say I purchased an off-the-shelf FX-8350 and tested for 5ghz capablility, If it couldnt hang then I would RMA it playing return shipping + 15% restocking fee. (but I would be getting refunded on the actual purchase value).
Do you guys think I would find an FX-8350 capable of 5ghz on air before I wasted a total of $795?
Yes, the FX series (Especially recent ones) love OCing. 5Ghz on air is most likely just a side-effect of extreme binning or something.
Originally Posted by j3st3r
At 6 gigahurts it will perform at what level compared to 3770k? 4.5?
In gaming, yes.
In 7zip? A stock FX-8350 beats a stock i7.
In video transcoding? They trade blows.
In most non-gaming real world tasks? The FX is a little below the i7 but above the i5.
So you'd have a 6Ghz FX destroying the i7 in your real-world tasks and matching it in gaming while using a lot more power.