It would be nice though to be able to use Turbo Core to push the CPU to maximum power draw (TDP), but also to limit the boost in case the CPU heats too much. Come to think of it there may already be some throttling mechanisms implemented to prevent overheating.
At full TDP the thermal solutions are designed to dissipate all of the heat.
This is true for servers where there is a standard cooling solutions per TDP. It's not necessarily true for consumer products, in this thread there must be at least 10 different coolers; cooler manufacturers don't tell how many watt can be effectively evacuated.
Maybe it's all for the best. If it we'd have a Temp-limiter we'd be like: enter BIOS, dial in max TDP, max multiplier, Max Vcore offset, Max Temp and we'd just leave TC2 handle the rest. Max OC would be found in under 5mn. Where's the fun in that?Edited by dragosmp - 2/1/11 at 5:13am