Hello, did anyone tried if 50W TDP L5430, overclocked to 3 Ghz, will actually draw lesser power, than E5450 on stock (3Ghz) speed? I know lower TDP doesn't mean real power consumption, but I am choosing which Xeon I will choose, for only mild overclock (want to go between 3,2-3,4 Ghz), so I assume, L5430 overclocked to 3,4Ghz will draw LESS power than E5450, or will they equal? Did anyone test it? L5430 is cheaper by 10$, so it's interesting not only for price, but if it even draws few watts less.
And one question about BIOS, do the moded BIOSes here (on post #201) include L5430, E5450, E5440 (i still deciding which to take)? I have Asus P5Q Deluxe, and already see there moded BIOS v2301, but what Xeons are added?
Last edited by Petero.m; 02-20-2020 at 09:32 PM.