Originally Posted by Hydroplane
Intel doesn't say that.
You forgot about the loadline. 1.52v may be safe at ZERO AMPS, but it's sure as hell NOT safe at 190 amps.
I also need to state that they no longer state what is a SAFE voltage anymore, or rather safe settings. A safe voltage is part of a "functional limit".
They removed functional limits from their datasheets.
I asked them awhile ago what the functional limits are for a 9900k (what voltages/amps, etc) and they said that information is under NDA. But temps seem to affect this according to that interview they did with tomshardware?
That 1.52v is based on NOT using anything but their own default loadline calibration, and assuming their amps limit isn't bypassed either (on that curve).
If you want to take the red pill, we even have to throw in turbo boost ratios and time left at turbo boost into the mix as chips are not supposed to be left running at their max turbo ratios either
But we always leave that out.