Originally Posted by ~sizzzle~
If "bleeding edge" is the standard for the 2600k, why not for everything else also ? Ok so costs to cool bleeding edge PPD on a SB is cheaper. I say so what, heat aside bleeding edge is just as risky and just as big a PITA on a SB as anything else. Set the standard for max capacity, stock or don't bother. Trying to find this happy medium of average setup, average overclock, average PPD,
......Looks at the top of the page and laughs...... I have a Bloomfield that's an "average overclocker", has an "average setup" (windows) , and gets less PPD then it could because it's my daily driver. Guess what ? I pulled it out of the competition a long time ago and switched to hardware that I could be more compeitive in my category with.
I don't mean to qq you Lutro0. I generally respect your opinion on all things folding. I just have to voice my disagreement here.
I appreciate that.
And please voice your opinion, this wouldn’t be a discussion if you didn’t.
My main point by saying bleeding edge
is that to put such a high standard (running bigbigadv) on a piece of hardware that can barely make a deadline doing so, unless its overclocked to the hilt is wrong. I’m not saying you shouldn’t do it, just that it should not be judged at a 50k ppd standard because that’s not realistic for the majority. In reality only some are going to do that and they will be rewarded with a small increase for their work.
Just like those with 2600ks get rewarded for their extra effort in overclocking and corehacking.
A 2600k can be set up to run bigbigadv with ease with clocks as low as 4.5 or possibly lower? (im guessing here) Most if not all people can do that in their sleep and not have to worry too much about the deadline or cooling. That’s why it looks like that’s the standard for those chips - Because most if not all can accomplish that with ease.
If a bloom was just as easy to overclock and would make the deadline just as easy then there would be no argument, but they are completely two diff pieces of hardware and should be judged accordingly.
The fact that we still don’t have hard numbers for someone running a bigbigadv on a bloom only proves that point, it’s because its few and far in-between for that setup to come together, not impossible, just hard.