Originally Posted by JassimH
There's another side to this.
Firstly though IMO the gains are NOT worth it, however some of us who don't bench enjoy the 5% CPU gains even though we use applications that are GPU limited so...yay 0.5-1fps?
Now it's a different story to me if the parts are rated to run at higher speeds but Intel downclocks them due to better power/perf. ratio and to keep power consumption down to be able to target the laptop market (edit or enterprise where 0.5w+ x 10000 = big difference).
In the same way, many GPU's have their ram uncooled and use manufacturers like Samsung and Hynix which are rated for e.g. 1500mhz.
Gpu manufacturers run them at say 1200-1400mhz and I don't even bat an eye turning the frequency up to 1500mhz or even a little higher because I know the testing for them is above my normalish room standard conditions and there is enough power to deliver to them.
If the nand and controller were downclocked in the beginning I might be tempted to have some fun on a small scale, even on something as delicate and important as a storage drive. (Never with my OS though)
The whole notion of SSD overclocking is nuts. The whole deal with data is not getting corrupt or lost. SATA3 or PCIE speed, optic fiber or RAIDs, welcome all those speed gains which ensure data stability and security.
If they nail this, I'm all in for testing crap in secondary drives just to see +50mb throughput. I'm an overclocker. But my OS and archives/work drives can't be stable and secure enough.