The system is up and running well. One note is that I found “Gaming Mode” had to be left off in the BIOS to get anything approaching stability. I did set the multiplier to a fixed 4.4Ghz for all 4 cores and stability is great with a Prime95 maximum heat session running the cores to 69C and stabilizing after 12 hours.
For the first gaming benchmark, I decided to revisit Metro2033 Redux which is still punishing due to (IMO) poor software optimization. I recently grabbed an Elgato HD60 and this capture is its maiden voyage!
And for the curious, same system, second run, but with PhysX OFF this time. In Metro advanced physx remains a huge hit on minimum fps even on the most modern GPUs. I think this points to poorly optimized implementation as the in game effects are barely noticeable.