Originally Posted by DarthMuse
People have gotten over 4.5GHz on normal RIVE with ivy-e and that's not a Ivy-e optimized board so maybe people are wasting their money on a board that may perform the same?
You need to know why this is. The reason is because the chips they have gotten are higher binned. With IVY-E and current motherboards, once you go past a certain voltage it doesn't matter how much more you apply, you just get instant BSOD on boot. Those with the high clocks have gotten their chips to these clocks with a lower voltage than the wall, which is 1.3/1.4 or something around there.
If you get a chip that isn't the best, and can only do a low clock at that certain max voltage before instant BSOD, then you are stuck. It doesn't matter if your cooling is great (disregarding sub-zero). With the new board, even with a chip that isn't the best binned, you can push it much higher because you have the cooling and more volts correlate and result in a higher clock.