Gigabyte X58A-OC Sub Zero Review
We finish up with the ever reliable wPrime 95. The results show two real things here. Firstly that the X58A-OC is completely bonkers when it comes to providing exceptional performance. 4.6 GHz on air is incredible. Secondly that once you enter the realms of sub-zero cooling, whilst it is awesome for getting outstanding clockspeeds it really is a case of diminishing returns. All the faff involved in puttying up your motherboard and supplying it with fresh dry ice is only worth an extra 15 seconds over a bog standard air setup.
That is somewhat missing the point because nobody would ever claim sub-zero cooling as a sensible option, but it does show that the "OMG 6GHz" factor really is more about the numbers and achievement than providing something useable.
However that isn't the only things we did whilst we had the pot bolted on....