Originally Posted by Simplynicko
while i understand that to some mobile or server applications low-power consumption is a high selling point both for battery life, heat generated and electricity bills for folding.
i'm reading all these comments about people in this thread and others complaining about power consumption in GPU's and CPU's and it irks me. This is OCN, and overkill is a standard for most of us. I feel like its contradictory to have someone with 2,3 GPU's and water cooling loops to compare AMD/Nvidia GPU's or AMD/Intel CPU's for power consumption.... really?
in regards to this actual thread, people were raving about ivy power consumption and turns out it runs hotter when overclocked due to the TIM. I'd recommend you guys to hold those power consumption comparisons back until we see overclocked temperatures of Haswell, unless you guys love getting hyped up and crushed in dissapointment later.
just my two cents, im not singling anyone out, it just baffles me and I personally believe that to the 95% of us it doesn't matter. i dont have statistics, but i feel like the majority of OCN falls under the "3-gpu" people. We might not own 3 GPU's and power-hungry rigs, but we certainly want one if the budget was available.
i personally am very happy with my i5-2500k. i haven't overcloked it yet and it has been running the stuff i need it to just fine. i'll upgrade AFTER applications become so heavy that a 4.6 OC doesn't cut it anymore. and based off what i'm doing (non-crysis gaming), that upgrade should come a generation after haswell or late 2014-2015, whichever comes first.