Dacote wrote on Apr 15, 2017, 17:19:
born2expire wrote on Apr 15, 2017, 16:46:Marketing speak, from the ars article
Dacote wrote on Apr 15, 2017, 16:40:
born2expire wrote on Apr 15, 2017, 14:23:Maybe if you turn off hyperthreading, but for the for the i5-7600k it's easily reachable and stable..
i dont get it? isnt 5.1ghz pretty standard for the 7700k?
My impression of the 7700k was that 5ghz was very achievable without having to win the silicon lottery, hell the Asus ROG Z270 boards all but guarantee it
How to overclock to 5GHz and beyond on the new ROG Z270 motherboards
"There are a few caveats to that performance—the biggest being that Asus also supplied the i7-7700K for this review, which was likely binned from a large batch—but the company claims that most decent unlocked Core i7 and Core i5 Kaby Lake chips will hit 5GHz between a reasonable 1.29-1.35 volts."
Most Decent ie You Got Lucky Babe.
Yeah it appears the retail chips aren't as lucky as the preview test bunch that Intel sent out prelaunch.
Oh well i'm quite happy with my 3700K @ 4.7GHZ with Hyper Threading and Turbo boost on (hell, it turbo's upto 6.25GHZ)