I'm interested in overclocking for the first time and I'm in the process of selecting components for a new gaming system. After reading this recent article it's clear that several Intel chips beat their AMD counterparts. But what if these chips being compared are overclocked?
I don't mean to ask a question like "what is better for games, AMD or Intel", rather I'm trying to understand if there's a general consensus among overclockers on this comparison with modern chips?
Intel is indeed beating AMD. They have been continuously hammering AMD since their core 2 duo release. AMD has yet to respond but there's high anticipation for Bulldozer that's releasing by September [been dying out since they kept delaying]. Ivy Bridge will be out in 2012. Generally.. all of Intel have good overclockability but I think it's a bit different with the Sandy Bridge generation. The regular one can be overclock but you should not expect much at it. The k edition sandy bridge processors are the one where you can do some amazing overclock. I hear there's going to be an e edition so keep your eye out for that too. AMD provides cheap budget CPUs.. but they get the job done. You will want black edition for overclocking for the unlocked multiplier.