Originally Posted by Super XP
Why? Your 990 is superior to the 970. If you really want the 8320 or 8350, just sell your 8120, add a little more cash and you got yourself a Piledriver. That is what I am planning when the time is right.
What with a H100? I already hit 4.40GHz running all 8-Cores with a minor bump in volts 1.375v. I can push her more, but what for. For me to go any higher running 8-Cores, I would have to up the volts a lot, something I am not willing to do. And I too have the H100.
I can easily see 5.40GHz with either of the 8320/50 CPU's with a mild bump in volts. If I can get 4.40GHz with the 8120 at 1.375v I would imagine I can get to 4.80GHzto 5.00GHz also at 1.375v. But you never know.
Right now with the FX-8150 I have an H60 cooler which is much smaller than the H100. I found on Bulldozer 4.4 GHZ with my setup was the hiighest stable overclock that I could achieve. I guess if the H100 was in there right now, I could get 4.6 GHZ. I also beleive I can get 4.8 without difficulty . I'll give 5.0 a shot but I really don't want to tax the voltage much either. Record are fine , but I wouldn't want to shorten cpu life pushing higher voltages over a prolonged period. How high is your HT throughput. Right now mine is 2200.
I would have slow my memory more to get anywhere near 2600. That is the problem with the AMD design. Memeory bandwidth comes at the expense of system through put and vice versa. I think the next generation cpu will come with a new system replacing Hyper Transport. A totally new motherboard design for the full-fledged Steamroller. The refresh to piledriver may be on am3+ but in 2014 the full-fledged steamroller will usher in many changes. I must say vishera is selling very well right now. If it can maintain high sales AMD will stabillize and the accelerated improvements will be cpoming to all of us.