Originally Posted by Alastair
Originally Posted by miklkit
AMD says 62C, some say they have had throttling at 72C, the max temp is 90C. I believe that is where the silicon starts to break down.
Max core temp is 72C. AMD Overdrive Software states the TJ Max is 72c. Socket depends on motherboard. But generally in the 72C-80C range. System shutdown is set at 90C to prevent permanent damage.
This is the truth. I confirmed shutdown at 90c multiple times on my chip. Still hasn't degraded (yet), even after some 1.7v benching. SOI for the win.
Also, you can't compare Intel and AMD temps unless you're doing something like shooting the CPU socket backside with an IR thermometer or something. The sensors are in different locations on Intel and AMD chips so they're measuring different things. I believe AMD's sensor is further away from the center of the die while Intel's is much closer to the center, meaning Intel is more accurate but it's taking up valuable space and it's not in an easy spot. I also believe that is why AMD idle temps are so off, the sensor isn't close enough to the die to accurately measure at low temps so it uses an algorithm to estimate, but the algorithm gets closer to being right the hotter the CPU gets.