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Agree. But if we are talking about real life voltage setting for a given clock speed...LLC will allow you to set a lower idle voltage and still meet the necessary voltage requirement during load while no LLC is simply changing what the voltage set in the bios means. The voltage set in the bios can either mean the max voltage your processor will run at (due to vDroop dropping under that during load), or it is the voltage that you run at load (LLC on). Either way your processor will still require a certain voltage for a certain clock.

For example:

I need 1.18 volts with very high LLC to run 4.4 ghz.
I need 1.28 volts with no LLC to run 4.4 ghz.

Either way I'm running at 1.21 to 1.22 volts during full load to get a stable clock, but the difference is that I have a lower idle voltage with LLC (at the cost of VRM temps).

Now, if that is true...the question is whether it is better to run 0.1 volts higher at idle or have consistently better VRM temps. My point was that probably if you are running at load all the time it is better to disable LLC since you aren't going to be at idle often.