I am at 3.4GHz currently, and I'm seeing some good results. I'm going to take it an inch at a time until I get my max stable OC on this board, but I do not expect 4ghz, or even close to it to be honest.
I had to open a game to get CPU-z to report correctly. I guess I should have marked over my name to hide my identity, but I'm not terribly worried about it.
This is an impressive result for 3.4ghz! 18 seconds @ 3.4 means that unless I hit some sort of crazy performance wall, I should have no problems getting a top 3 spot with this thing.
Time will tell. Will I be able to take top 3 in AMD super pi with less than 4ghz? That would definitely be impressive, but only time will tell.
Back to the BIOS for me! Tweak time!
Played around with my memory timings a bit, and I shaved off a bit of time in Spi.
17.886s @ 3.4ghz. That's not bad at all. If you look at the Official Tech-Forums Super Pi top list, everything around this time in AMD is 3.9ghz+
I wonder if my memory settings are the reason I'm getting decent times in Spi. Isn't this a little odd that at 3.4ghz this chip is running like the quads at 3.9?
Could it be my memory? Or perhaps this is the 6-core thing living up to its name?
Maybe I'm just trippin'.. I'll tweak more later. Time for food.
Even at stock settings I notice a huge difference in the responsiveness of my system going from that PII dual core to this PII hexa core.
I can't comment on the performance differences between this thing and the i7s, but I can say that with my 4870 and this chip, everything is smooth as silk maxed out.
Starcraft 2 would begin lagging (by lagging I mean <30fps) with my PII x2, and I haven't noticed any slowdowns with this one. Even when the screen is full of units exploding it's smooth.
This is with everything at ultra + 4xaa 16xaf 1600x1200 FYI.
Now if I could just get this ****** motherboard to supply it some power long enough to run a few benchmarks I'll be happy.