Originally Posted by jordan1794
I'll join into the Necro'ing.
Back when this thread was created, the chips were still new & on a new-ish structure. The 1.3v was/is actually derived from deep, deep, deep within the specification/data sheet from Intel. 1.3v is the highest vcore that Intel's "official" specs would allow.
Personally, after getting better cooling, I was eventually able to run my chip at [email protected]
, OR [email protected]
with HT turned off.
In the end, however, I actually ended up UNDERCLOCKING my chip...I simply didn't, and still don't, have any games that the CPU bottlenecks. For daily use I actually run mine at [email protected]
lol. I'll turn it back to 4.8 if in doing any heavy video editing, but other than that I never even notice the difference between 4.0 & 4.8 (but there is an enormous difference in fan noise)
My girlfriend got the same chip a while after me, and I could never get her chip stable at 4.7 - the silicon lottery was not good to her.
I definitely agree that temperatures are a far greater threat than voltage with these chips...although I don't think I'd personally push it over 1.4v unless I was prepared to upgrade my system lol.
I was reading an electrical engineer's post that knows the nature of these chips, and he absolutely rejected an idea of going above 1.3, because when die shrink has occurred, it reduced the capability from 1.4 volt max to 1.3 max
He said going above 1.3 volts will eventually erode the chip to instability.
You know...maybe, but I had a CPU for 4 years now, will I have this CPU in another 4 years? Probably not, but so far it has been impressive chip, and it does NOT bottleneck GTX 1070ti in any way, in comparison to AMD chips I had in the past.
Also, new Intel's CPUs allow for even more FPS in games, and it shows architecture of Intel is going up everytime. Where even Coffee Lake beats out i7 4790k Haswel when it comes to FPS in games.
I will always go for Intel (because of longevity of Intel chips), but who knows what AMD can deliver in the future.
BUT...4790k beats out Ryzen 7 2700 in gaming still, and 4790k came out in June 2014
Can you understand the difference everyone? Intel is Intel, and Nvidia is Nvidia, even though Nvidia is almost twice as greedy.
I stand by Intel's quality. Would I switch to AMD in the future back again? Maybe, but if it's not broke don't fix it.