Originally Posted by Weedvender
Guys.... would you take a look at the voltage required to reach 6.3 Ghz on the second video?
There is no way I would pump 1.9 volts on a 45 nm chip. NO WAY.
I respect AMD for their ability to make excellence out of *****. But, come on.... 1.9 volts!?
Unless AMD managed to make the 45 nm process tank better than a 120 nm one.
It survived long enough to run the freaking Crysis time demo, which is much more than can be said for a Ci7 running 1.9V at 6+GHz...theoretically, since the Ci7 hasn't hit 6GHz
Besides, it's not as if everyone's going to be putting 1.9V across their Phenom II. In the end, you can't compare voltages between the two technologies. Just because Ci7 and C2Q can't handle that kind of voltage doesn't mean Phenom II can't.
Originally Posted by BizzareRide
Don't care about unrealistic cherry picked over clocks that would never happen on a retail silicon - Give me real world over clocks or give me silence.
I have said it before and I'll say it again. In the microprocessor industry, if your final release isn't as good as your best "cherry-picked" manufacturing sample, you will lose your job. Period. Either way, if you'd even bothered to read all the Phenom II articles out there, you'd know that for these OCing contests they've been handing out random chips to each team. How many cherry-picked processors can they possibly have?