Well, now it has gone to 4GHz in nearly three years and still ticking on deals. However hot it gets ... not in the computer, but in the apartment, phew!
Have used this for a week now. Coming from the Q6600 and is thrilled with the change. 8 threads with 16GB of RAM makes multitasking a breeze. Run on a Corsair H100i with Arctic Freezer pasta ends up on 38-40ºc when browsing.