One of the most exciting things for PC enthusiasts is the launch of new hardware, but that excitement comes from a different point for those that like to overclock. The launch of a new platform is an opportunity for overclockers to explore tweaking from a different, new angle by traveling down the path of an "early adopter" and achieving never-before-seen performance. Being the first to discover new tricks, mastering the platform's greater options, is a temptation many enthusiasts fail to fight, and I myself have fallen victim to it time and again. Playing with settings is something I cannot get enough of, and Intel's latest Haswell CPUs pose an interesting mix, tempting me with new options and challenges. Word across respected review sites is that Haswell's overclocking performance might be a bit underwhelming, with most reviewers being rather unimpressed by what it offers, and in general, I have to agree.
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