Krogoth wrote:It is about the same with any 14nm silicon out there. Kaby Lake is no exception. I think the overclock community is still in shock that the days of "easy" overclocking are over. The period between Conroe through Sandy Bridge has spoiled them rotten.
Ever since Devils Canyon with 4GHz+ i7s and the gradual decrease in realistic headroom since SB have made already made little sense overclocking from a cost-benefit perspective, by the time you invest in an i5 OC you would have easily spent just as much choosing a 4790K/6700K non-Z from the start (with better resale value too) and the former might not even beat the latter in MT even OCed, and every case it is well above CPU bottlenecking for gaming purposes.
Yet the "You should OC because still exists because its easy" meme still exists for some odd reason when even a 15 year enthusiast like me don't find OC appealing at all these days compared to old school Celeron 300A, Athlon Tbred B, low-clock C2D where I can get +50% OCs on budget CPUs and mobos.