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    Benchmarks - Overclocked

    As with all of our reviews, we pit the default speed system against the overclocked one in a head-to-head byte match.  The effective overclock for these tests is 4.1GHz @ 225HT.  The results are show below.
    SiSoft Sandra Various Overclocks
    Unreal Tournament 3
    Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare
    Overclocking Conclusion
    It has been awhile since we have overclocked an AMD processor and almost forgot how much fun it was.  The 1090T Black Edition responded well to most everything we did until we started approaching the thermal limits of the NZXT cooler.  In the end we opted to keep the multiplier high and settled on 225HT for our final benchmarks and stability tests.  This kind of speed doesn't do much for memory bandwidth but it kept things stable.

    The memory we used is designed for the Sandy Bridge platform and leaving the modules to auto adjust proved to be the best option.  The obvious benefit here would be to use AMD tuned memory and leave the Sandy modules in the box, but we didn't have that option this time around.  Overall the results were still extremely good even if we couldn't fully tune everything how we wanted.

    As with any overclocking adventure your mileage can, and will most likely, vary.  The important thing is to use the right tools for the job and have fun while doing it.