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Adept II
Adept II

I was reading about IPC...

"A given level of instructions per second can be achieved with a high IPC and a low clock speed (like the AMD Athlon and early Intel's Core Series), or from a low IPC and high clock speed (like the Intel Pentium 4 and to a lesser extent the AMD Bulldozer). Both are valid processor designs, and the choice between the two is often dictated by history, engineering constraints, or marketing pressures." -from Wikipedia

How high of an overclock would an FX-8150 have to achieve to match or exceed a Core i7 6700K at stock 4GHz in single thread performance, 8GHz? Just curious...

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Re: I was reading about IPC...

Skylake is about 50% faster per clock than Bulldozer, so at a purely clock for clock comparison, 6ghz.

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Adept II
Adept II

Re: I was reading about IPC...

Wow... That is quite interesting. I just figured if the statement is true. Then since FX cannot compete with its low IPC it has to compensate for a higher clock speed. Thank you for your reply!

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