Glorious wrote:maxxcool wrote:As in post #1, part#1. TDP per wiki is a heat rating.
No.Wikipedia wrote:The thermal design power (TDP), sometimes called thermal design point, is the maximum amount of heat generated by a computer chip or component (often the CPU or GPU) that the cooling system in a computer is designed to dissipate in typical operation
A "heat rating" would imply it's how much heat the device could sustain. Not that "heat rating" is any sort of commonly understood term, though.maxxcool wrote:After 2006 it gets murky. But AMD stuck to it.
"Murky" as in you didn't read the footnote to that one line in the wikipedia article, nor do you understand the overall context?maxxcool wrote:Regardless point#1 is I ran, as I have noted several times in the past, 5 Thuban systems that would throttle with the OEM heatsink immediately. And would throttle with decent 'for the day' Cooler Master cooling towers under load here at the office.
Yes. Regardless indeed.
Not only is this not any sort of anything, it's also about a processor released by AMD over 6 years ago.maxxcool wrote:Is it scientific .. nope. but it is reality I dealt with until I replace them all with DC silicon. AMD throttled in a 72f office all day long with then 'better end' cooling solutions let alone the 'rated' cooler on hand in the box.
You're not even pretending to have measured or even considered the power consumption, are you?maxxcool wrote:Large scale hashing. All six cores would be performing hashing on drive array's for days at a time on each device.
....what? And you're telling me you were actually CPU-bound? Or that this scenario makes some sort of sense? What on earth where you hashing, why/what/huh?
/Shrug/ I never said I had anything that was 'recent' AMD silicon, You never asked All i offered was experience in usage and opinion. Nothing more. And even advised that the future for AMD may be different as we will have to wait and see.
edit : fixed 'any' to be 'may' .. typing too many things at once.