CPU Moderator, VC&G Moderator, Elite Member
- May 16, 2002
Well, I agree except on one point. Unless I missed it, all of our users in the TR builders threads have NOT said they need excessive voltage (over 1.3) to get 4.0. Its the over 4.0 that gets iffy and required vcore. I think I even read at many places the 4.0 is the "wall" not much vcore to get there, but a lot to get over it. 4.1 seems doable on water, but 4.2 or more is LN2 territory.Did you read their Conclusion paragraph? They agree with you, as do I.
As for voltages on TR: I'm assuming TR has the same "issue" that Ryzen has sometimes when it just refuses to hit 4GHz unless you really abuse it. Others do 4.0 and even 4.1 with comparative ease. It seems both GamersNexus and Tom Logan over at oc3d.net have had major problems with that 4GHz wall lately. Silicon lottery at play, I'm sure.