Most power hungry proc ever

starcraftfanatic

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Does anyone have a link to an article or something that shows the proc that drew the most power ever? (i.e. P4 at 7 ghz?) just wondering, dont care if its a phenom or old 80836, edit, this includes OCed procs.
 

Slobogob

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That would be, as mentioned before, a Smithfield Pentium D. The hottest one of the family should be the 840 Extreme Edition. I would check all those Pentium D 805 OC threads to get some numbers since the 805 and the 840 are roughly the same. The 805 just lacks the Hyperthreading (which will make the 840EE run even hotter).
 

MU_Engineer

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As far as stock CPUs go, the Intel Itanium MX2 (codenamed "Hondo") is the hottest I've ever heard of. It's a 1.1 GHz dual-core MCM on 130 nm and has a TDP of a whopping 260 watts. The hottest x86 CPUs I have come across are the 90 nm Xeon MP Paxvilles, which are rated at 165 watts. The hottest desktop CPUs are under that- the hottest desktop CPU I have thermal information on is the Core 2 Extreme QX6800, with a 150-watt TDP.
 

MU_Engineer

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The QuadFX had two CPUs though. Dual CPU setups rarely have a TDP of under 100 watts between the two CPUs, more commonly it's something around 130-190 watts. The fastest Xeon quads widely available today are rated at 150 watts a pop, for 300 W total and the fastest Opterons are 125 watts each, for the same 125-watt total as the QuadFX.
 

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