Originally Posted by spoonablehippo
On that digital foundry video, he mentions that the Alpha will treat standard desktop CPU's as their low power equivalents and down clocks them accordingly. So am I right in thinking that the Alpha will downclock an i7 4790K so it runs the exact same as the 4790T??
I've found a 4790T for sale, and wondered if it was worth selling my K version and getting that, but if the Alpha runs them exactly the same then there is no point, right?
Hope I make sense lol
That's not exactly accurate. It will end up clocking a full power part slower than a low power part. 4790k ends up around 2.7 IIRC. The S parts work nicely though. I'm having great luck with the 4590S I picked up at Microcenter for $160. I found a 4690T for $150 on ebay as well, but I didn't want to wait.
I highly recommend the 4590S or 4690S.