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    Default Another reason for me not to buy AMD anymore

    Now they are cheating on their processor clockspeeds: http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/dis...igh_Loads.html

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    Hm, I'm not a native english speaker but the english in the article is rather poor.

    The quote at the end does have an opening quotation mark but not a closing one. They also don't say where they got that quote from. Googling it only shows http://www.hitechreview.com/it-produ...er-load/42259/ and http://news.softpedia.com/news/AMD-T...e-342157.shtml referencing that article.

    Come on, even phoronix is better journalism.

    Phoronix may even have measured the actual performance loss.

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    I don't see this as cheating, all cpus will throttle if their thermal specs are exceeded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curaga View Post
    I don't see this as cheating, all cpus will throttle if their thermal specs are exceeded.
    The thermal specs should not be exceeded when the CPU is running at its advertised normal speed. If it does it is mislabelled and should be sold as lower-spec modell that runs at a speed it can bear without having to downclock itself when used as intended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vim_User View Post
    The thermal specs should not be exceeded when the CPU is running at its advertised normal speed. If it does it is mislabelled and should be sold as lower-spec modell that runs at a speed it can bear without having to downclock itself when used as intended.
    The thermal specs are given for a specific ambient temperature. Running a processor at it's advertised normal speed in winter in northern Scotland and mid-summer in southern Spain will likely result in very different temperatures for the same workload.

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    Of course those test shouldn't be done at 50C ambient temperature, and I seriously doubt they were. In that case the Intel APUs should have the same problem, which they hadn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vim_User View Post
    Now they are cheating on their processor clockspeeds
    Thermal throttling is a normal use case for ALL CPUs that overheating (including Intel). Just use a better case and cooling (enable HPC Mode in BIOS settings if availabe).

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