Feel bad for AMD, but looks good for the old x58 systems come dx12 and more parallell com between system and api+3d engine. I am surprised how much lower the IPC AMD have / clock compared to even 6 year old Westmere cpus. When comparing it to the X5960, I think the result is quite surprising. Yes yes it is STOCK but still. This is a 2014 CPU at 600£ going up against at 60£ from 2010 /edit For the ones looking at the Vcore. CPU idles at 28 Celsius and loaded under IBT with 95% ram used (11gb) it tops out at 61 Celsius on the hottest core, with Tjmax at 87 Celsius iirc.