Question Turning the power limit off for my CPU ( my config)

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Hey guys, I dont really know whether it would be harmful to turn off the power limit on my computer? Would it be a lot more beneficial if I were to do it, rather than leaving it on default?
Here's a ss of my PC : http://prntscr.com/1wn1vxf
To be honest idk how it even works, I just want more performance If it's safe to do.
 
It doesn't keep it in turbo boost permanently ... just for longer periods.
Turbo duration is managed by TAU which is a different setting from power limits.
Power limits alone will only allow the CPU to run at the normal all core clocks for longer or if the load isn't too extreme even "forever" .
Hey guys, I dont really know whether it would be harmful to turn off the power limit on my computer? Would it be a lot more beneficial if I were to do it, rather than leaving it on default?
Here's a ss of my PC : http://prntscr.com/1wn1vxf
To be honest idk how it even works, I just want more performance If it's safe to do.
It's not worth it to mess with power limit, unless you are capable of doing a proper overclock the performance increase is close to nada.
11400 might have even less increase, but also the power increase will be less.
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i7-11700k-cpu-review/2
but as you can see in the table above, we do see a big increase in power consumption. Keep in mind that increase in power yields less than 1% more performance, at least with our motherboard. That's a terrible tradeoff.
 
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Oct 9, 2021
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Turbo duration is managed by TAU which is a different setting from power limits.
Power limits alone will only allow the CPU to run at the normal all core clocks for longer or if the load isn't too extreme even "forever" .

It's not worth it to mess with power limit, unless you are capable of doing a proper overclock the performance increase is close to nada.
11400 might have even less increase, but also the power increase will be less.
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i7-11700k-cpu-review/2
So i just shouldn't bother with turning off power limit for my CPU? Not big of a difference in fps?
 
So i just shouldn't bother with turning off power limit for my CPU? Not big of a difference in fps?
You can test by yourself, it always depends on what you run but especially games do not use that much power that lifting the limits would do much, but you never know until you try.
 
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