Originally Posted by sdlvx
This thread is making me laugh, specially the people who so viciously defended Titan when GTX 780 came out. When everyone was running around going "lol Titan is like 15% faster and cost around 50% more" the Titan owners defended themselves, meanwhile the big white elephant in the room was GTX 690 was faster nearly all the time anyways and cost the same as the Titan.
The price dropped massively, it might not have the power advantage over Intel and it might only trade blows with Intels in that range, but for a forum named "overclock" you guys seem to be quite fast to write off the "overclocking" features of FX like the unlocked bus and the fact that GloFo 32nm can take a ton of volts, which makes it a lot more fun to overclock, compared to Intel 32nm, let alone 22nm.
I really never got the hate for AMD. Yeah, I lean towards AMD myself but I don't hate Intel or want to see them die. Some of you shout and hope for the demise of AMD. If there's ever a day when I stop caring about performance CPUs, I'm going to yearn to see AMD die just so I can watch all of you Intel fanatics who hate AMD get completely man-handled by Intel.
The entire state of the enthusiast community right now is absolutely disgusting. I remember the day when good overclocking chips meant the price and performance didn't matter, and that what you could do to the chips was what was important. I remember Semprons and Celerons seeing insane overclocks and everyone getting excited about the percentage increase in overclock. People looked for fun stuff to tinker with.
Now the enthusiast market has been diluted to somehow meaning that power consumption and benchmarks are the most important part of overclocking. It's sickening really and it speaks volumes for the quality of the average enthusiast. This chip's main selling point is that you're going to be able to put it under water, crank the voltage past 1.7v and tinker with it like crazy. You simply can't do that with an Intel and when it comes to a chip you're meant to overclock, that's a massive disadvantage for Intel that no one ever wants to talk about. It's like that big, glaring issue that's in everyone's face that no one wants to talk about. The issue that pushing Intels far too hard at worst ends up with folks admitting it in forums and at worse "deciding to get out of the overclocking game and selling their stuff" when they have some 5ghz+ SB or IB chip.
The whole situation is just flat out disgusting to me. I wouldn't be surprised in 5 years if being an "enthusiast" didn't involve overclocking at all and if it only involved buying the best hardware with the best benchmark results.
Some of you seriously need to grow up. I have the feeling that most of you would be the ones going "lol they're overclocking Semprons and Celerons they're still going to be slow no matter what clock speed they're at!!!! LOL!!!" and you're completely missing the point of what overclocking was.