Its slightly above average but it isn't golden. However there were Ivy's that couldn't go beyond 4.3 Ghz. I owned a few.
Here are the ivy bridges I have had with what I remember the speed and voltage.
4.3 Ghz 3570K, delidded got me to 4.4 Ghz, sold, bad overclocker 4.4 took 1.45v or something IIRC.
4.3 GhZ 3770K, wouldn't go beyond 4.3 without a ton of voltage like 1.4+, but it was good with ram.
3.6 GhZ Xeon 1230v2, really good chip, would undervolt and run at .7 volt iirc but these don't overclock beyond 2x multi. Had amazing IMC and ram overclocks.
4.8 ghz 3770k @ 1.38v, prior owner got 4.7 @ 1.25v with big radiator watercooling, doesn't boot beyond 4.8 for me regardless of voltages. Doesn't have the greatest IMC compared to the xeon especially so I run 1800 Mhz 4x4 16GB samsung at 1.35v stable. I can boot 4.5 at 1.20v but it really wants 1.25v for stable.
Originally Posted by DRKreiger
Hell, when i got the X58 system, I was sure i would be upgrading after sandy came out. but tossing a xeon in my board, life still breathes though this beast!!!!!
I ran realbench 2.4 and scored 137k, sitting with quite a few 2011 chips that are 10 times as much money. 6 year old silicon and a single 780, to turn out that score is more than satisfactory!!
My father runs an i7 930 D0 Stepping on a p6x58D-e, 3.74 ghz @ 1.22V and 1733? mhz 3x4 gb samsung yk0s, really nice setup and stable. I think x22 multi with 170 base clock Also benched 4.1 Ghz @ 1.24v but lower ram speed due to memory multi resulted in same effective speeds but more heat since he uses a coolermaster v8. With a radiator might do a lot more. I got a 9.5 second super pi 1m with it! Its not much slower than my Ivy, pretty impressive.
x58 was pretty nice too, it is amazing how cheap the xeons go these days, the motherboard is the pricey part right now.Edited by Vario - 6/15/16 at 12:25pm