Some consideration as well, some boards are overvolting the cpu. For example my board is putting 1.43v at stock speeds when it can do that at less than 1.3v plus the board is reading low on the volts making the actual volts going to the cpu even higher. So once all of this gets corrected I expect future power readings to be lower. At least on the ASUS Crosshair 6 Hero. So we are looking at roughly the same performance of a 6800K in multi threading, about the same power at half the cost to a third of the cost for the cpu if you go with a 1700 and OC. AMD is doing great here! To match efficiency, performance, power at much less the cost - good for all of us.