So still same stuff (I may have missed but I do try to read all the main articles.) I am more interested in something like - if we take the 10850k and give it a range of PL2 max numbers (starting at 125 and up by 25W to it's full glorious ~250W or more max) what does the performance curve look like?Actually, it was Ian's 4th (maybe more?) article on the same subject:
I feel like Intel just set the PL2 level to "stupid high", again, like the 3090 voltages that add ~5% performance on 20% increased power usage? If I am setting up a 10th gen Intel system (because I can really just go buy those parts now) what's a sweet spot? It's possible that in non-core saturating workloads (gaming, normal desktop use) setting a far lower PL2 is going to change performance only a very small bit but reduce power usage spikes considerably. I'd think that be good for all components.
It's like a 2 minute exercise to set it in the bios and forget it afterwards. I always manually configure it on 9/10th gen setups based on the TDP of the cooler and PL2, but perhaps (very likely) I am a tiny minority.