Originally Posted by A Bad Day
It doesn't cost much for AMD to attempt to troll Intel, aside from the extra binning and separate packaging. Even then, the profit margins would've been sufficient to cover any losses.
At least you aren't locked at some low TDP. The APUs, including the 5800K, throttle if their TDP is exceeded. I believe the throttling occurs even when the APU is at a safe operating temperature.
Turn off APM. APM is an AMD feature that locks chips to a specific TDP.
Regardless the point of this product is a halo product. Even though the gap between 4770k and FX 9000 power consumption is going to be huge, it's going to be a stock chip that can compete rather well against an Intel higher end stock chip. AMD hasn't had that in a very long time, it's good to see and AMD needs it, a lot of people still have FX 8150 on their minds when they think of AMD. It's about getting rid of that image. At least FX 9000 will be a good performer, even if power consumption is high.
It also is going to make people realize that this obsession over CPU power consumption is completely inane in enthusiast rigs, when you're throwing 600w of GPUs in your system, the difference between 130w FX 8350 and 84w 4770 seems really, really pointless to worry about.
Originally Posted by Alatar
GPUs are different though. You can plug them to pretty much any board and they all come with average sized coolers etc.
A CPU like this with a 220W TDP would most likely only be supported in certain AM3+ boards, it would almost certainly have some strict cooling requirements and so on. So basically it's already aimed at enthusiasts as a product. Sure it might just be a paper release or something to get AMD on top of graphs or something. Not like it's going to touch SB-E though.
GK104 smaller die than Vishera, and GK104 is heralded for being so efficient.Edited by sdlvx - 6/1/13 at 12:55pm