I just skipped to the conclusion to see if reading the whole thing would be worth it.
Seems to me like AMD know there stuff is slower and you have to accept that you have to overclock, Or their products have huge temperature problems at higher levels, so let’s "re-brand" it over clocking and let the punter spend X on cooling.
How much goes into over clocking equipment Vs getting a CPU that runs faster and cooler in the first place? Is that much being saved?
/Honest question with a hint of sarcasm.
Also - I accept that just getting a system to over clock as much as possible is a valid waste of free time and good money as any other. If you enjoy it go for it.