TDP was never meant to imply power consumption and only does so reliably when there are limiters in play. At some times, with some parts, it does closely correlate to power consumption, but that's often coincidental.
Traditionally, TDP is what the acronym implies...the sort of cooling needed for the part to run within spec.
Always best to actually measure power consumption.
Originally Posted by Darkpriest667
And this is the crux, because if you disable hyperthreading, which is the FIX for a lot of these security exploits. It will get owned by Ryzen 2 and we all know that.
The recently revealed Fallout is the only major Intel exclusive exploit that doesn't have a mitigation that is better than disabling hyperthreading.
Originally Posted by skupples
i mean, why though?
So it looks competitive in benchmarks.
This is the quickest, easiest, cheapest, and ultimately most rational way to keep up the pretenses that allow them to sell high-end consumer parts.
Originally Posted by WannaBeOCer
what's the reason to buy Intel chips now adays?
PlayStation 3 emulators that get a ~40% boost from TSX instructions.