It's probably worth it once you add extreme cooling and have the higher unlocked multi. We already knew it ran great at 4.4Ghz, no one has said it doesn't run well at 4.4Ghz and we all know it's 5% faster on average clock for clock, what 'everyone' is actually saying is that it's not worth it if you are applying a respectable overclock of 4.6GHz+ and want temps to stay reasonable. The word 'threshold' has been used to describe the way the chip suddenly gets too hot after around 1.3-1.35v when stress testing. This can be seen from Cowie's results where the chip is hitting mid 80's at 1.4v in 3dmark06 with top end air-cooling, if running prime95 etc. you can expect temps to be higher, likely well over 90c at the very least and not as practical for daily use. It should also be noted that not only are the temps already very high but due to the 'threshold' that many reviewers have mentioned, stressing the chip in prime95 would likely bring on this 'threshold' much earlier than something like 3dmark06, so while the heating effects for 3dmark06 are linear so far and still below 90c, in prime95 the same chip likely would have an exponential increase in heat due to hitting the threshold at a much lower clock rate. Further note that the chip doesn't have HT so that would probably cause a further reduction in relative clock rates for practical usage, nothing higher than 4.4-4.6 on top end air, unless you get lucky. According to THG Ivy Bridge runs on average 20c hotter than Sandy Bridge once overclocked, that really says it all and I should mention that as temps go up so does power usage which entirely negates any advantages at all. Why don't one of the 3370k users with air-cooling post a quick prime95 run with temps showing at 4.6Ghz so everyone get's a better idea of what to expect.