- Feb 27, 2003
But besides benchmarks, would anyone ever notice performance difference <10% and often <5%? Personally I think it is good that they are sold at their max speed. Not all CPUs needs stacking, but in the premium segment I see no problem.If someone is on a budget and can't afford to upgrade, even a 5% overclock is better than no overclock. With the 5800X3D, you need to have an expensive mobo for BCLK OC. It doesn't matter now but what about 5 years from now when this CPU will start getting long in the tooth? What if the user wants to OC it for eking out just a little bit more performance while they save up for their next big upgrade?