I agree... & before jumping on an 8150... check out it's power consumption:http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/0 ... k-review/8 especially the 4.818GHz overclock loaded consumption....
586 Watts Vs 244 Watts for the 3770K at 4.8GHz. And also the fact that a 30% overclock = a 240% increase in power consumption...
To put that into a more relavent perspective: With either processor clocked at 4.8GHz, cloning the hardware Bit-Tech used, & folding 24/7.
3770K should give you about 1.62 million points per month, and cost you 179 KiloWatt Hours per month in electricity.
8150 should give you about 0.77 million points per month, and cost you 428 KiloWatt hours per month in electricity.
For me, at my current electricity rate of $0.172 per kWh after fuel sur-charge:
3770K would cost me just $30.79 per month to run FAH 24/7 or about 52,614 points per dollar of electricity used.
8150 would cost me $73.62 per month to run FAH 24/7 or about 10,459 points per dollar of electricity used.
Now assuming I decide, well, I'll sacrifice that overclock for the sake of saving money & run the 8150 at stock speed... well now the electricity cost is equalled out, but at the cost of points... to the tune of just 0.51 million points per month at a cost of 179 KiloWatt Hours per month in electricity. So I'm now running at 16,793 points per dollar of electricity but with a lower total point output.
Your electricity costs and points per dollar of electricity used will obviously differ based mostly on your total cost per kWh of electricity, and exact system hardware specs.