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Question Setting a power limit on Rocket Lake can cripple performance

BFG10K

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Good luck if you're buying a B560 chipset as some can't even fully raise the limit due to VRM throttling.

The reviewer makes a good point about the ludicrous ever-expanding gap between base clock and boost clock, and how technically only running at base (65W in this case) is still "Intel spec".

 

Leeea

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up to 53% performance difference? Same chipset?

It is easier to just buy AMD.

I was burnt hard last time around with my intel CPU / mainboard combo, leaving considerable of the performance on the table. Intel even removed performance after the fact by forcing* a BIOS update to the H97 that removed overclocking.
 

TheELF

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So what's the issue here?! It does next to no difference in gaming and in the only productivity app he tests you get like 50% less power draw if it sticks to 65 instead of 125W for the same amount of less performance.

Also how is dropping to 800Mhz during cinebench going to be a horrible experience, even if you are glued to the screen trying to look for slow downs, you are not going to notice them in cinebench.
 
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