A BMW going 60MPH is not slower than a Prius going 65mph
lol strong logic.
I kind of see what you were trying to say, but what if it was an X3?
Back to the original topic.
Overclocking is two things for me:
- Performance gains, especially a good increase in minimum FPS in some games. And as others have mentioned, you can spend less and get more buy buying a lower end CPU and OC'ing it above the clock speeds of some of the higher end stuff. For example, my E3110 (E8400) at stock is slower than an E8600, but overclocked, it's a hell of a lot faster.
And whether you get noticeable gains in performance or not depends on how much of an overclock you get out of your CPU, and the apps you run.
- Bragging rights and just a hobby of trying to push something as far as it will go. Mostly bragging rights.