Intel’s Desktop TDPs No Longer Useful to Predict CPU Power Consumption

Of all the metrics we commonly discuss at ExtremeTech, we’d argue TDP (Thermal Design Power) is easily the worst. If clock speed, core counts, IPC, and memory bandwidth are imperfect methods of comparing the capabilities of two processors, TDP — at least as it’s communicated on current Intel desktop processors — has moved past imperfection […]

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