Originally Posted by WannaBeOCer
First graph shows blender AVX loads, not stress testing AVX loads and uses the in built auto overclocking functions of different mobos. Steve is the man when it comes to pc hardware testing and such, but in the link you posted he is investigating a different thing entirely, Intel's TDP.
Second graph makes me laugh, 192W at 5Ghz, I can draw 240W with my 8700K at 5Ghz with P95 AVX loads and around 186 with IBT and 200W or slightly more with other stress tests. They're using POV Ray as a test for power draw, which for example right now, running at 4.5Ghz 1.13v (did a quick test) drew a max of 108W. Even intel burn test 2.54 draws ~120W and P95AVX ~141W and these are results that I ran right now. personally, I rate my overclocks with IBT, Realbench and OCCT since P95 AVX is a little too extreme.
Third graph also makes me laugh with 153W at 5Ghz with 1.29v. First of all, even with the low voltage of 1.29v, for 5Ghz, the chip would pull more than that easy.
Below you can see my results on my 8700k at 4.5Ghz vs 5Ghz during gaming, benchmarks and stress testing where you can see temps, power draw and voltages. These are real world results.
You have to understand that the absolute most important thing is what they are using for stress testing or to determine max power draw. If they use something like Blender or POV Ray or whatever other application that does indeed stress the CPU, but not as much as it should (or could), then in my opinion that would not be valid results because during different circumstances, you could get more power draw from the CPU and higher temps. When you overclock you need to properly stress test the CPU with good programs such as Intel Burn Test, prime95, AIDA64, OCCT, Realbech. P95 with AVX being the most extreme one. Then you can see actual peak power draw and peak temps, not some bs loads in POV Ray or whatever. Even running Cinebench R15 or R20 draws more from the CPU. Vcore is the major player tho. There could be chips out there that have a very big difference in vcore for a set freq like 5Ghz and they would get different results on the same stress test.