no real benefit to be honest.
tldr: just get some fast low latency ram.
but for them that dont know or have watched to many youtube videos from salesmen…
for online games you want a system that can display 128 frames if you have a 144 hz screen and not much more.
packet data all online games have a hard limit of how many packets they can send and receive from the server typically 40-128* per second. they limit packet rates so they can sync your incoming data with the game on the server correlate all the data for the players and spit the packets back to you. giving you an updated game experience ideally at 1 packet per frame.
for this reason you can limit your fps in most online games to 128 and suffer no reduction in in-game accuracy caused by desyncing your frames on screen with the packet data received.
being that each frame of a game is rendered on a per packet basis IDEALY!.
sure you can buy faster kit and run it balls to the wall but i guarantee on the server at the other end. all your spitting out is a max of 128 packets like every one else. but suffering an accuracy reduction due to frame and packets desync and likely screen tearing due to running 300 fps on a 60/144/265 hz screen.
what am i saying with all this?..
you dont need to run your system balls to the wall for gaming.
there is such a thing as enough gaming power, and thats decided by the gaming server regardless of your EXTREME! build.
*there was 1 exception… fortnight ran an experiment allowing unlimited packet data. the end results were people running systems that could generate 265 fps were 8 times more accurate than some one running a 60fps rig… needless to say it was a duck shoot for the high end gamers.
but as i said it was an experiment. the amount of complaints they got of cheating went up over night. so they limited the packets again. evening out the battle field.
oh you read this far… HERO!
as for other performance gains its give and take with over clocking for productivity. the best thing to do is just build a stable system with fast low latency ram and let the cpu handle the clocks.
amd really did a decent job of squeezing the performance of there chips and historically never really left room for overclocking at the higher tiers.
so yeah its a good chip but no real reason to run it hot with an oc.
ps. sorry my 2cents turned into a dollar