I am still running an i7-2600 (non K) at 4.4Ghz. Single core performance is on par with a Ryzen chip and that is 6 years on. However, sandy bridge in particular and Ivy bridge after that, was one chip design that has managed to stay relevant for an extended period where nothing that has gone before or come along since has managed to still be relevant 6 years on.
I hope that you don’t expect these current ryzen R7 chips to be relevant 6 years on to mainstream users? I am not talking about relegation to run in a NAS or some such, but as a daily driver for a perfomance user. I can tell you now that it is not likely that it will be simply because the architectural design is flawed for an 8 core chip. This generation will go the same way as nathelm, they will be relevant for a couple of years and then fade away as AMD releases the next gen chip and addresses the design flaw, being the insufficiency of the single interconnect to the memory controller combined with the inherently high memory latency when running an 8c/16t cpu.
I am not talking people into doing anything, I am just trying to tone down the opinions that you are espousing as though they are the immutable rules that everyone must follow.
Yeah and I can surely count on AMD to fix me up with a new chip in three years, right? Oh wait, no I can’t because legally it doesn’t matter what marketing Bob says. Also he doesn’t say anything about 24/7 usage. He says “try not to go higher than 1.425V.” To me that means “ever”. And then he says “you are risking the long term lifetime of your processor by going higher”. … And that sounds redundant.
Look, if you are using your CPU “just for gaming” it might be fine and if you already plan on tossing it in a few years then whatever. I might do that with a cheap quadcore myself but it isn’t a nice thing to recommend potentially damaging settings. Don’t be that guy.
It is you who shouldn’t be that guy, We don’t need the overclock police to dictate what we can and cannot do with the hardware that we have spent out money on.
Taking what you said here is arguing that everyone should run their PC at stock volts because it costs 390euro. What you are saying is your opinion, which you are quite entitled to share with the forum. However, you need to take a breath and realize that opinions are like sphincters. everyone has one. No one is forcing you to run your rig with any particular setting. You can run it anyway you choose, as can I and anyone else here.
You realize that 1.3v also degrades your chip compared to stock voltages? the degradation just starts to accelerate exponentially above about 1.425v. Given that I am not likely to be using my CPU in 8-10 years time anyway, the degredation is pretty much irrelevant to the majority of people who decide that they want yto OC their CPUs.