Originally Posted by cookiesowns
I'm not anywhere near throttling though, so I don't understand. Maybe something with SpeedStep and the X79 BIOS?
I just don't know if I should go get an exchange on the chip. As 1.25V @ 4.3Ghz seems decent from what I can tell.. But please tell me otherwise just so I have an excuse =)
If you have a back up chip, just use that for now, until overclocking situation on the 4930k sort itself out (or not). You can even go for a 3930k and if you are lucky you can get a used one for a decent price. You know you will get at least 12- 18 months of great overclocking out of it before upgrading to haswell-e. Although some people have had issues overclocking the 3930k, I must say this is one of the best overclockers I have had for a hex, and I have both the C1 stepping and C2 stepping chips. I have been able to overclock both of these to over 5ghz with relative ease (for me anyway) on water. Now, ivy, and ivy-e seem to scale really well with sub zero temps, but I am not sure how many people can or want to run phase for every day use. These play even better with Ln2 cooling based on some benchmarks out there. I have a phase unit, and this chip looks really appealing for benching purposes on a phase due to its ability to scale better than 3930k with sub zero temps. Not to mention better imc for ram oc addicts
But, for every day use, I can't justify using it over my 3930k even if someone gave me one for free. It is a slightly newer tech, but still on x-79 and thus any improvements are minimal. All this, however, can change quickly with the bios update soon, so its a tough call so early on. From what I am reading, there are number of bugs still being worked out with one being pcie 3.0 native support which has yet to be updated for 780 and Titans through Nvidia drivers.