nice! Did you leave turbo o or off after you were done overclocking and also what are your temps at load for cpu and core cpu. Again well done man!
Turbo is disabled. It idles at 35 and load it reached almost 70. I have dropped back to my 4.5GHz since then, but its fun to know that just by increasing voltage a bit and launching the multiplier, it runs at 4.7.
It's obviously one of the best CPU's for value. It would also be interesting to know what the difference in cost of ELECTRICITY would be over a 3-year period and if the money would have been better spent on an i5-3570.
The reason why the i3 is recommended over the FX quad cores is because the FX processors in those tests are not OC'd I have mine running at 4.8 with a 23 multiplier and a FSB at 210 and it performs about 2/3 as good as my dual core i7(based off of visual studio compiling) so I'm sure it would destroy an i3
The reason i3's are recommended for GAMING, not rendering, is that most games dont use more than two threads. Pretty sure an FX 6300 would destroy an i3 in rendering. But you get what you pay for. To be honest, you cant pair an i7 vs a 8350 because they arent on the same price range. an i5 3570k is about the same price as a 8350 and they perform about the same. Dont look at it, core per core, or ghz vs ghz. Its more of a "is this 150 AMD cpu the same performance as this 150 dollar Intel CPU"
^I agree, even though I would like to say my 4170 OC'd is better than the i3, but it would be a blind bias assumption, as I haven't used an i3 for gaming before. I got to say I would have got an i5 if I knew then what I do now. : ( But I got to say for $125 bucks I could replace it every week lol