Originally Posted by Rookie1337
You know these reviews should be done in a place where it isn't cheap or easy to have a room ambient at 68F. Hell in the middle of winter where I live that's about as cold as it ever gets. Why not try something more realistic like an ambient of 75F? Or is it just me who can't afford to have a room at 68F when it's 90F outside?
Haha, all these reviewers should be using Delta T. It can make a big difference seasonally. Especially since a lot of these reviewers are young dudes doing this part time and getting paid in free hardware, there aren't a lot of guys out there with access to thermally controlled chambers and whatnot.
Heck, even our oven has a +/- 1C variance, so margin of error is around there for us. Anytime you see a review where they start talking about the benefit being less than 1C you should take it with a grain of salt. It may be repeatable but that difference can be accounted for in a number of ways - TIM application, mounting pressure, room ambient, a BIOS update - all kinds of things can cause that level of swing.