- Jun 10, 2004
To be correct, you should state that Ryzen 3000 series shows better efficiency rather than to post that it does not run "hot". This statement is not necessarily true in all scenarios and circumstances, as the increased thermal density of 7nm chips means there can be brief hotspots on the die that instantaneously measure "hot". Even if on average they are not. "Power-hungry" is also a subjective measurement. Efficiency is objectively testable.Ryzen 3000 series does not run hot or take a lot of power, this is what many of us are now used to, so yes, its a big deal that its hot and power hungry,.
You're comparing a max OC'd, overvolted R9 3950X to a stock i9-10900K there. That's another apples to oranges comparison. Your larger point about there being a subset of users willing to ignore efficiency for the sake of performance is correct, however.It's totally anecdotal of course, but one review from launch last year I checked just now to refresh my memory ran a Ryzen 3950X 16-core first with unlocked power budget using precision boost at which point the processor pulled ~185W in a stress test, then at 4.35GHz all cores @ 1.35Vcore with an AIO watercooler, CPU hit 90C with radiator fans on full and burned ~220W.