Originally Posted by S.M.
If it was a random number I would keep rolling the dice and post up 1,000,000,000,000,000 x infinity zillion Ghz.
You don't need 100% utilization to p state max frequency. I don't think anyone here has said they didn't hit 7.184Ghz.
Drag cars actually go down the track.
Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric
Exactly. Unless it actually does something at 7.184GHz its just an arbitrary number to me...
It's operating... It's running Windows. It may not handle the stress required in booting, but it is still running. Rather than just saying CPU-Z is like a dyno, it might be better to say that max validation is like fastest achievable speed downhill. Remove as much of the stress as you can (kill lots of processes) and push the thing to see how fast it can go.
There might not be a direct, linear comparison to cars but the fact remains--those of us in this hobby are racing
our computers. Some benchmarks require lots of stability (WPrime 1024M @ 6.6GHz
) and some require less (Super Pi 1M @ 7.06GHz