Originally Posted by KloudZero
There are a lot of 2600k's doing 5-5.2ghz. Another 800mhz
isn't that beyond the realm of possibilities. I agree that the early news has been bad but the real key, for me at least, is whether the additional OC options can actually deliver on the gains some of the Intel guys have hinted at on reddit and elsewhere.
There's a difference between going from 3.3 GHz to 4.1 GHz, and 5.2 to 6.
One requires at least a quality aftermarket air cooler or closed water loop. The other requires thermoelectric cooling, or a super-golden silicon with extreme watercooling and no fluctuations in the voltage level, or an Alaskan winter.