Originally Posted by Artikbot
I've had it all the way around,
100% stable in Linpack, playing games, and after 3 minutes of folding, BAM, crash xD
In fact, my current overclock is like that. Stable for anything except folding
Exactly why you test everything you do and find an OC that is stable for that, then reduce it by 100Mhz or so, you get less degrading and the like while still netting a nice OC as 100Mhz really doesn't make much of a difference these days.
Originally Posted by Dimaggio1103
The only people that hate on AMD current CPU are the ones who have never had them. I only had a vishera six core yet it OCd like a beast, and kept up with the 2500k in my sig rig. As long as you have a modern CPU with 4+ cores then your fine in games.
Sometimes I am ashamed of my fellow Intel owners, they hate for no reason. And it's just plain ignorance. AMD is doing great.
If this chip has OC potential and comes in around 350 and under its a nice addition.
Going to mostly agree, I doubt most people here could pick the difference between Intel and AMD blindly but some people definitely could.
Being honest, I'd wager at least 75% of OCN would never notice if their rigs were swapped with FXs and they didn't use CPUz, etc to look at what CPU was in.
Originally Posted by Alatar
I do enjoy some RTS games yes, including SC2.
Honestly it's just the single thread perf. The 860 has tons of OCing potential when you give it some cold.
What programs show the difference, though? A few games do (Although most still seem to lag on my i5) but I can't think of any programs bar on purposely testing the single-threaded components that show the difference.
Originally Posted by ghostrider85
this will be either a locked chip, or will have just have a little OC headroom.
Being a locked chip is only bad for Intel, AMD AM3+ CPUs can clock to hell and back regardless of multiplier settings.
Originally Posted by Vi0lence
i still dont see what the fuss is about with the power draw. if the post above in the pic shows over 450w from the wall from a 8350 @5ghz, isnt this 220w at the same speed better? i mean it is lower power draw isnt it? or am i stoned and dont realize it.
Neither do I, for all the hubbub people create about it I sure saved barely anything when I went to my i5...People seem to forget that 90% of the time their OCed chips will be running idle and at much lower wattages than normal, the funniest bit about it is most people here who are complaining about it probably also disable Speedstep, etc in the BIOS when they OC and never reenable it. (Which probably costs more money to do than being on an AMD rig)