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I look at peoples sigs and i see 2500k's OC'd up to 4.8ghz, but i NEVER see any amd cpus go that high.
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Wait for the 32nm Bulldozer's.

2600K just came out. AMD Phenoms have been around for a while now.
    
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sandy bridge was just released. Not many i7's before that were making it that high. Bulldozer is AMD's big new release. We shall see how that compares.
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Sandy Bridge has the advantage of 32nm process. AMD CPUs are currently on 45nm, but that will change with AMD FX series (Bulldozer). AMD FX Series CPUs will OC much better - they will be seeing in excess of 4Ghz stock speed as confirmed by AMD (3.5Ghz operation, and at least 500Mhz turbo boost to all cores) sadly lots of people haven't figured that out.
post #5 of 14
newer architecture. BD and bobcat should bring similar results
post #6 of 14
look @ this way ( big stereotype thats not so true)
intel=faster right
amd+slower/price for performs right

anyway I'd like to push my PII past 4ghz but it at 1.5v already (this is why)


also wait for BD
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 3/8/11 at 6:47pm
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Actually, before Sandy Bridge, AMD was the big overclocker.
    
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Check this out, and this is on an old architecture
    
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Originally Posted by daltontechnogeek View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6Hf6d404QY
Check this out, and this is on an old architecture
LN2 though.
That is AMD's current gen architecture (deneb is more then 2 years old and still kicking)
 
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post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by snelan View Post
Actually, before Sandy Bridge, AMD was the big overclocker.
AMD was never competitive in user benchmarks, overclocking, or any of the like. Even before Penryn, Intel destroyed AMD's overclocking chops with their Pentium 4's and D's. AMD just had a big promotional orgy featuring competitive benchers overclocking the ES 940's on LN2 and liquid helium, I presume to show off that the cold bug was gone, and hit 6.5GHz and then 7GHz, far higher clockspeeds than 99% of other benchers have been able to hit. Before the newer stepping Phenom II's, which still very rarely exceed 4200MHz stable, chips like the 955 BE, 945, and 940 BE struggled to get over 3.8GHz, absolutely pathetic considering older, faster Intel CPU's easily exceeded the same OC potential by several hundred MHz.

Core i7 and the E8X00 CPU's have dominated overclocking all the way up until Sandy Bridge, and even Sandy Bridge can't compete with some of the 980X's out there hitting almost 7GHz. The E8600's used to hit 5+GHz on DICE with ease too.

AMD has never dominated overclocking. Their only overclocking-based claim to fame is cheap unlocked multipliers so noobs can overclock easily, but usually the chips with the locked multipliers can overclock just as high.
Edited by aaronmonto - 3/8/11 at 7:35pm
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