Seems like the AMDtards just want something to bash... But they are not very successful.
"We wanted to see how far we could overclock the Ivy Bridge Core i7-3770K and keep its power usage below 100W. That number seems to be 4.4GHz with 1.25V for the CPU. This is with all the other settings including Turboboost left to default.
Source: The Inquirer (http://s.tt/1a521)
How does the ivy bridge performace at 4.4GHz 100W compare to ANYTHING AMD has at this power setting.
"In summary, here you get a decent extra 25 per cent performance over the baseline, with a minimal, up to 30W, estimated system level power increase, or less than 10 per cent of an average discrete GPU equipped PC.
There seems to be a bit of an issue with pushing this CPU to very high levels using ordinary cooling - the sub-zero gang will have more luck as supposedly there is no 'cold bug' with Ivy Bridge anymore. But the ability to run everyday workloads on the box at 4.3GHz to 4.4GHz without hampering overall reliability and still keeping around 100W CPU power usage is definitely good news, showing the future potential of Intel's Ivy Bridge platform once an improved process appears in future steppings.
Source: The Inquirer (http://s.tt/1a521)
Ivy bridge launch is looking pretty good. Now, if you want to look at a failure of a CPU launch, all you need to do is google "AMD bulldozer".
I have nothing against Overclocking of a chips to give you extra performance after a set amount of time. in other words you overclock a CPU to garner additional time between purchasing your next CPU. Or if you purchase a much cheaper CPU and it overclocks to a higher priced CPU. But to overclock just for the heck of it risking your CPU just for Ha Has I have never been a fan of.
That is what we are talking about here the just for the heck of it crowd that overclock for no reason other then they must in order to see how fast it will run before it burns out.
In Ivybridge's case Intel may improve the overclocking frequency on air but Intel goal with Ivybridge was to create a CPU that is a TICK get all the wrinkles out of 22 NM and then release the Haswell Tock. So far so good with what I wrote about density and Ivybridge still being a 26% smaller chip it seems that 22 NM Trigate is everything Intel promised.
I just yesterday bought my 3770K, and an MSI motherboard with a button that does all the overclocking work for you.
On the cooling side, I didn't go for huge or costly or liquid or loud. I went strictly for quiet. With the lower total power dissipation the fans will hardly have to run. Does the core run hotter? A little, but that's completely expected when you lower total power a little and lower total die size a lot. It's still less power and the cooler is perfectly capable of pulling it out and blowing it into the air. Just like AMD's shareholders' money.
AMD market share in my house = 0%. I expect to save about $80 on my electric bill each year because of it.
"Seems like the AMDtards just want something to bash... But they are not very successful."
Yes, they are all trying to succeed at winning the "dumber than p_l_u_s_c_a_r_d" crown, but right now there is no real threat to the incumbent CLOWN JAMOKE from upper New York state.
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I would say that these articles are for Overclockers.
What can you expect from sites that have never grasped the significance of Tri-Gate which was solely to improve density of transistors. Ivybridge has a half a billion more transistors then Sandybridge and a die size that is 26% smaller. Thus density of Ivybridge over Sandybridge is about 60% higher per MM which explains the reason why Ivybridge runs hotter.
The paste vs solder argument would place Intel in the wrong if that is how Ivybridge will be massed produced. Since Review sites were issued engineering samples we will have to wait and see what review sites claim when they receive a boxed retail Ivybridge. Perhaps the paste was added in order for Intel to meet the end of April launch and DNL date after being 5 months late to market.
And that's where the flaw lies. If they're trying to utilize as much density as possible but you need to space the fins at greater distance in order to maintain a good overclock curve then what happens to your density benefits? They at least partially disappear.
The power usage also skyrockets, not just temps.