Originally Posted by OnBoard
Not everyone overclocks despite how it looks so looking at techpowerup users as a medium xD AMD has been faster in real games with similarly priced processors, don't know if they still are. Not all Core 2s stay cool while OCing. My chip goes superhot if you up the voltage a bit. Same for that Q6600, if it's not G0 stepping.
first off you are right not everyone overclocks...i didnt oc my e6420 until i decided that i was going to buy a new processor which i still havent bought yet ....
second amds athlon cpus were so good... i did not expect the improvement that the phenoms would be leaps and bounds overthem for the simple fact that they were already at a high....on the other hand
the p4s and the pentium ds... sucked so badly the only way for intel to go was up...not down...and if it werent for amd it would not be this way...
intel had to do something...and it did and i am glad....i
reviews have also shown that the nehalem or whatever and these yorkfields do not yield substantial improvement to be labeled as revolutionary products...IMHO i really do believe that yorkfield and nehalem are just improvements in the core architecture...the last one might be a new marchitecture but it is not leaps and bounds as of yet...it may be...and it might not be...
furthermore the phenom although quite unimpressive given its current state is no way at its best...and we must not forget that