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CPUz says its TDP is 125 watts is that true I'm running stock clocks and voltages only thing that different is i unlocked the 4th core. my 710 is rated for 95 watts as a triple core. not worried just curious.
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Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post
CPUz says its TDP is 125 watts is that true I'm running stock clocks and voltages only thing that different is i unlocked the 4th core. my 710 is rated for 95 watts as a triple core. not worried just curious.
Well, it's 33% more cores, so it's bound to put out more heat. I'd say 125w isn't far from the truth.
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Well, it's 33% more cores, so it's bound to put out more heat. I'd say 125w isn't far from the truth.
oh well its only 30 more watts so thats like 12 cents per month extra
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You seriously saving money in electricity by buying AMD's CPU and Nvidia's graphics gard?
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You seriously saving money in electricity by buying AMD's CPU and Nvidia's graphics gard?
well my 8800GT was practically given to me by Voltage_Drop so until i buy my GTX 470 im stuck with it and i don't really care about electricity we have very cheap electricity in maine. $0.11 per kilowatt Hour. truthfully even with A/C on full blast for 1 month the bill was only 73.55
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You seriously saving money in electricity by buying AMD's CPU and Nvidia's graphics gard?
So your saying a OC'd core i7 would use less power?
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