Do you think I just trusted the benchmarks only and overclocked as much as I could? I can show you how the FPS especially the minimum FPS increases with IMC clock increase and memory bandwidth. Also increasing the CPU/NB clock on AMD CPUs increases L3 cache performance too which IS needed by games and rendering wherever there is high memory use and frequent read/writes. Personally I know a friend who had the same CPU as mine but at absolutely stock and a GTX 460. Most games ran with a more consistent frame rate in my PC than his. He got the highest FPS more than me because he had a better GPU. But he had FPS drop issues in almost all games where I ran and still run everything much more stable and get a better experience than him. So yeah, benchmarks indeed are a reflection of the performance you get. Mind it I used the word reflection. Also if I can ever get hold of a Phenom II x6 BE, I will overclock it and beat the 8350 black and blue.