Originally Posted by FtW 420
Yeah I've noticed the ES ones seem to do better (I think 2 of the top 10 on the bot are retail, 1 is 7Ghz).
The coldbug in windows changes with settings, when doing the validations there it kept bugging right around -118 to -120, but when benching superpi for the memory madness comp I ran 32m around -130.
I still have much to learn...
yea i noticed teh same exact thing when running a load and i think its because of the amount of heat that is actually produced brings the actual core temp up more than we can measure. Plus add the fact that current is running crazy it might actually change a lot of aspects of the CPU.
Anyways yea retail 990x are doing as good as ES ones, i think the thing about the whole ES thing is that ES chips don't have TDP/TDC standards, so an ES chip could pull a lot more current and/or have much higher leakage transistors which is really what makes a good subzero clocker.
with ES CPU the CPU has already been tested/abused/or whatever they do to test them. Usually i think they just toss them into a board and see how they react on air, those that have higher temps usually are the better ocers because of the leakage.
I think you did pretty good for a retail CPU, clocked up pretty nicely, its still crazy with the 980x with those orignial ES still ruling the charts.Edited by Sin0822 - 6/8/11 at 9:59am