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Old October 19, 2011, 04:37 AM
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Originally Posted by PerryC View Post
One of the things they wanted to do with Ivy was reduce power consumption, so it looks like they suceeded there. Ivy is also supposed to have a configurable TDP with 3 levels in of it. I wonder what the low end of the scale is if that 77W is the max.
I forgot about the configurable TDP. Just speculation (obviously), but maybe the default setting will be the 77w (for a better reduction in power consumption) with selectable to 90w (same as current SB) for better performance. I read somewhere (so take it for what it's worth) that there will be a default setting, a reduced thermal setting, and a increased performance setting for the TDP (default plus one higher and one lower TDP). Just a thought. I am thinking that ivy bridge may be my time to update from my x3 710.
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