passmark is not an accurate benchmarking tool. they mix results from all kinds of hardware setups with all kinds of bottlenecks in their final results
an i3 2100 beats even an X4 OC'd to 980's speeds, and you have an upgrade path that is actually good. they run cooler and quieter aswell.
Does anyone have any experience with these? They're cheap chinese SSDs. Mostly worried about reliability.
I'm interested in getting two for my home servers as they don't need any bigger boot drive, and the usual brands are at least twice as expensive, and only offer down to 32GB, which is...
Untrue. If you'd bought a socket 1155 back when it came, you would have had the same upgrade options as AMD has now (Ivy Bridge).
And the only thing Bulldozer wins at (and this is the 81x0 only) is video encoding and file compression.
Even a stock i3 2100 beats it in a majority of games.
There are other than that one, it was just the first link on my search.
there are several options at half the price that performs within 5 degrees.
You can overclock pretty much any system, but that also means you have to OC everything from the motherboard to the RAM.
Only a CPU with unlocked multiplier can be overclocked without having to OC the rest of the system.
Also, the Intel chipset Hxx (H61/H67) motherboards does not allow...