Originally Posted by wozza365
That's insane money. Intel charging more to overclock has always been a tactic I strongly disagree with. That's also the same price as the new i5s. What the hell intel?
I wouldn't look at the price of the new I5s and I7s if I were you. You may get a shock..
£350 for the 7700k quad core with HT. You could buy a 5820k for that a year ago !
Originally Posted by IvIoody
the only thing is not every AMD motherboard will allow overclocking. so same thing but a little diffrent. locking the OC option behind the more expencive motherboards.
I can absolutely assure you that they are not locking anything. This is an 8 core CPU, and when you overclock an 8 core CPU it munches power. Screw the TDP that goes out of the window. Last time around AMD made it so that Bulldozer fitted all existing AM3 sockets. This was bad, because 90% of the AM3 boards out there were trash and only had 4 phases. They were designed for a Phenom 2 quad core, not an 8 core Bulldozer.
As such many boards around that time either couldn't even keep the CPU at stock speed or simply burnt up (see also - MSI).
AMD have only done this to make sure everything stays safe. If you want to overclock an 8 core CPU then you need to buy the correct board to do it with. It's absolutely nothing like Intel locking down certain chipsets.