rbuass Posted April 4, 2011 Share Posted April 4, 2011 I want to open a discussion here, to see the opinions of friends, and if possible change something about it. We have observed a negative scenario for overclockers, because Sandy Bridge, provide many points even for people who do not have much technical knowledge. Any lucky person who purchases a 2500K or 2600k, can easily climb many positions, and for that, only very simple settings in the BIOS (in my opinion, the platform is easier to adjust, and also uses voltages low enough, and very low risk - diferent to bench LN2 VGAs for exemple). To make the situation worse, this platform greatly increases the chance of great results, 3D benchmarks like 01, 03 and Unigine heaven (do not need much CPU). Today we can already see the Sandy Bridge coming close to 6 GHz, and that with the effort to get lucky to buy (or make) a good CPU (and sure, is better to have knowledge to get best scores, but not a lot of knowledge to get very good scores only with a lucky CPU). The question is. Is not it time the 3D benchmarks are more valuable than the 2D benchmarks? (once to run a Vantage record is hard to get than a 2D Record...and sure...3D needs more knowledge and more risk to kill hardware) Besides being much easier to adjust and control the 2D benchmarks do not require adjustments more difficult (which are those of VGA) and few times requires hardmods and modifications. My opinion is that the 3D points should be enough higher than 2D, because it requires much more knowledge, and the luck factor does not weigh much in the results. Thus we do not see systems like Sandy Bridge, killing the overclock and making only one factor whose luck has a weight so great (obviously not putting down the results to cost a lot of work and tweaks) This is just my opinion and would like to know of other overclockers. Sorry the broken english Regards Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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