You could take any 3770K to 5GHz and not stress it keeping temps respectable and not degrade the chip. you think Gigabyte likes 4.6Ghz when some forums are hitting 5GHz and above? On all flagship boards, I always did a dice run on each and there were some differences. MSI Mpower hit 5.95GHz and The giagabyte Z77-UP7 hit 6.01 and although that is not a ton of difference, the Gigabyte board was higher. Thats what manufacturers like. not that MSI was unhappy with the results. gigabyte was extactic.