Originally Posted by MasterKromm
Was it absolutely necessary for you to call him/her out? You also neglected one little stipulation, which was @ 3.6ghz a measly 20% OC was achieved on stock volts.
The 25% OC you provided was also accompanied by a 19% boost in vCORE. I wonder which CPU consumes more power??? Or is that not a relevant point? Probably something only an Intel fanboy would bring up, eh?
I posted this in a rant, and I think it's applicable ATM:
- Some of the people flagged as fanboys are better described as overzealous hardware enthusiasts... They get out of line sometimes but that's because they go where the performance is, and they get confused when other's buy a product out of loyalty, better pricing, meets their performance needs, ect. I go where the performance is if I can afford it, however I do understand those who prefer brand loyalty, price/performance, and need.(IE any x2 @ 3.0ghz = adequate for most individuals needs)
- Some people seem way too emotionally attached to hardware, particular vendors, companies, games, ect and they need to get over it. None of the aforementioned will reciprocate and if they do(in your mind anyway) seek out immediate professional help. I think a lot of the members here have confused their own self-worth with the products they own and thus try persuading others to "join them"(Intel/AMD or Nvidia/ATI it's all the same).
I think OCN needs to get back to it's roots, OVERCLOCKING... Put up or shut up! The back and forth bickering is getting old, and fast.
Hahaha calm down! I was responding specifically to the post I quoted, not making some conclusion about this little shootout. Nowhere did I make the statement that the 8750 was a conclusively better processor, and it's not as if I tried to hide the voltage point. That news source (and therefore this thread) is about performance, correct? Well...I guess for some people it's more about discussing fanboy classification and theory
The main problem I had with that post was that EVERYONE understands the need for an overclocking comparison. Even the original article
mentions it. Unfortunately, even after requesting additional information in the form of an overclocking comparison, the poster concluded that the E8400 is a better buy. Sounds like something that fits the descriptions you elaborated upon later in your own post (hint: the last two-thirds!)
The problem with "going back to our roots", Mr. Q6700, is that some people can't just drop top dollar on whatever really decent processor (overclocking or not) is available at the time. It's comparisons like these, and the discussions thereafter (however heated they may become) that are priceless in helping some people determine what to buy, especially those of us with limited funds. For example, this thread altogether brought me to the conclusion that I will go for a 45nm C2D for my next upgrade later in the summer instead of a Phenom X3 or X4. Arguments happen, but the big picture is that people come out more informed.Edited by Guruboy - 6/18/08 at 11:53am