Originally Posted by hyujmn
Show me where 95w 1055T's reach higher overclocks than their 125w counterparts. There is no such evidence.
The only difference is that 95w CPUs use less energy (duh!) and have a higher thermal limit temperature of 73C, rather than 62c for 125w CPUs.
That being said, there's still no guarantee that you'll hit higher overclocks with a 95w CPU.
See, Less watts = Less Heat, and Higher OC.
Well, lets say you get a 8+2 Power Phrase motherboard (for example, P8P67 Pro).
You take a 95W CPU, and a 125W CPU (which are the same), and the motherboard supports up to 140W's Max through the CPU Power/VRM's for the CPU.
You OC the 95W processor to 4.6Ghz. Then, you take the 125W chip and only get to 3.9Ghz. You get my drift?
Mainly the motherboard holds you back depending on which one you have. It's always better to aim for a lower CPU-TDP since you could essencially get better overclocks, at higher volts that the motherboard can support safely.