Originally Posted by Roadhog
epic fail... How could AMD release something like this?
To be honest this isn't surprising. A leaked and now pulled test of Intel's next socket's system had about the same power consumption when overclocked.
I think those of us who run clocks of our choice will have to change our way of thinking, namely if we want to run all cores at full power AND overclock at the same time then we'll have to get a lot of energy in and out.
Which kinda sucks since the manufacturers give us no interface to do variable overclocking by how many core's worth of CPU work I have there. They do this in their own implementations of Turbo but they don't give us the same tools.