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Category: Ryzen 7

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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Why You Can’t Future-Proof Your Gaming PC

Talk to anyone about building a new PC, and the question of longevity is going to pop up sooner rather than later. Any time someone is dropping serious cash for a hardware upgrade they’re going to have questions about how long it will last them, especially if they’ve been burned before. But how much additional […]

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