Originally Posted by PokerDegenerate
Another reason why you can't find an article on a processors max capacity because you can and have to factor in so many other things. If you have an incredible processor but a junk mobo then your not using the CPU to its max. Also you can over clock a cpu to make it handle more. And also no 2 chips are the same which means that one processor might be able to be overclocked to 4 ghz while the same model of processor is only stable up to 3.7 ghz. So it is really hard to just what a specific model of CPU can handle because there are so many variables involved.
I think this is an excellent point, from what I have read 3.55 seems to be a sweet spot for overclocking as far as power/energy efficeincy goes.
Probably it would be safe to assume that I could clock most i7s to this clock.
I plan on getting the asus p58 mobo which is considered a overclocking board.. but like you said it may vary.
I also plan on getting a solid state drive to eliminate any possible bottlenecking in the HD department.
I suppose that IF someone were to write an article like this you would have to take the lowest common denominator for each piece of equiptment and base your assumptions on that.
I only buy systems about every 5 years or so.. so I like to make sure they are going to last and not need to be upgraded after the fact.
can anyone list all of the bottleneck possibilities..
we already have
memory (I assume this is a possiblity)