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Old 01-02-20, 10:19 AM
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Is 100mhz really worth it

My 3700x is 100% stable at 4.2ghz at 1.26 volt and i can get 4.3ghz at 1.40 volt stable my question is will there be any really world fps/gaming benefit with a extra 100mhz

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I'd certainly say no considering how high you have to put the voltage.
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Old 01-02-20, 11:46 AM
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Thanks for the reply , i was looking online and i think i did ok in the Silicon Lottery
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Thanks for the reply , i was looking online and i think i did ok in the Silicon Lottery
Maybe the voltage range for that CPU is higher than I'm used to, however, it seems like a big jump for just an extra 100MHz.
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4.2 at 1.26 volt's stable is a nice chip! i would not push it further for the little benefit of 100hz
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Old 01-02-20, 02:10 PM
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Yeah agree with above, 4.3Ghz is only 2.4% higher than 4.2Ghz so in real terms you'd probably get like 1% gains in particularly CPU limit gaming scenarios.
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Bench it and find out?

Like take your favourite game and bench it and see?

It just depends. Are you running 1080p? If so give it a try. I know it's a tiny percentage but it might matter in your 1% lows or min FPS?
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You'd really have to be CPU-limited for that to make any difference, and I'd guess that difference would not be noticeable to the eye.
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4.2GHz all-core is decent. An extra 100MHz is only 2.38% higher. It's barely worth considering really. Marginal gains at much higher voltages.

I'd just save the 4.3GHz BIOS settings and bust it out if you want to get a higher benchmark score or something.

I know with my i7-6800K, I can easily get it to 4.3 instead of its daily 4.0, but in that case the difference is 7.5%, which is actually pretty decent in CPU-bound scenarios.

For 100MHz, it's not worth it in the world of 4+GHz. Save on the power consumption, heat output and put less stress on your CPU and motherboard. 4.2GHz seems to be an ideal place on the performance/voltage curve for you.
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Old 01-02-20, 07:36 PM
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i am not going to 4.3 ghz , i was just try to say 4.2 at 1.v26 volts is good for a 3700x i think

Yes i am running a 1080p at the min moving to 1440p 144hz
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