Originally Posted by RX7-2nr
So many people in this thread confusing power draw with TDP. They are not the same thing guys.
Yes, but power draw should never exceed TDP, so you're only proving his point even further.
The power drawn is transferred to heat, so if power draw exceeds TDP, that means that chips are going to be overheating on coolers that are rated as being good enough. That's going to result in a hell of a lot of consumer (specifically, OEM, since they like to use the cheapest piece of crap excuse for a cooler possible) backlash. It won't even happen on a few select chips, since TDP is a worst case scenario to make sure that the chipmaker won't have to throw out too many poor-clocking dies and doesn't have to deal with the liability attached to shipping a chip that exceeds its rated TDP and simply because chips that exceed TDP at stock clocks either get relegated to another position (ie have a few cores disabled and get shipped as a lower-range part).Edited by Usario - 6/3/13 at 4:14pm