Originally Posted by Artikbot
I'm also puzzled to what did he mean.
Computer is connected to PSU, consumes power.
The computer uses said power to process as a whole.
The processor itself, from the work it does, produce heat which needs to be dispersed, which is the TDP.
TDP means how much heat is being produced from the processor running at full load, and this heat you need to disperse. This is not the full power consumption as memory, VRMs and chipsets also consume power and also produce heat on their own.
The 8350 is rated at 125W TDP, meaning you need a cooler which can efficiently disperse 125W of heat from the CPU.
Power consumption is completely different. And its based on the CPU efficiency (how good it uses power vs heat produced), the memory usage, motherboard usage and efficiency and more.
If for example the 8350 is very efficient, than it needs very little over the 125W of power to produce 125W of heat. If its not, than it requires more. But it still produce 125W no matter the efficiency (if the TDP is not an estimate but an actual figure AMD is telling us).
So talking about power consumption is irrelevant.
We are trying to talk about heat required to disperse from the CPU.
At 225W of TPD, you need a cooler to be able to disperse 225W of heat efficiently. Those coolers are usually water based.
When someone said earlier that his cheap 20 euro cooler can dispense heat from a 125W TDP cpu does not mean in any way that that same 20 euro cheap cooler can do the same job on a 225W TDP cpu.
There is also the major difference of ambiance air. But this is enough about TDP and power consumption.
Originally Posted by lacrossewacker
So do we know what their referring to with the 5ghz? Is that on all 8 cores? 2 cores?
If they are taking the same turbo 3.0 from the new APUs, it will mean all-core based on usage and heat.Edited by Defoler - 6/12/13 at 6:53am