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by etymxris
Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Athlon II X3: An Affordable Compromise
Replies: 11
Views: 5184

Well the Operating Cost section is highly misleading for anyone that has a meaningful summer. If you live in Sweden I can see how it would be irrelevant. But you're in the minority. We should at least have some idea if the extra energy required for AC will eclipse or be eclipsed by the wattage calcu...
by etymxris
Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Athlon II X3: An Affordable Compromise
Replies: 11
Views: 5184

What about higher AC costs for hotter processors? That should really be included in the ROI calculations. For example, the added energy needed to maintain a given temperature in a 12'x12'x8' room. I'm not certain, but it seems this figure should be the same regardless the outside temperature and ins...
by etymxris
Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Athlon II X4 610e & Phenom II X4 910e: 45W & 65W Qua
Replies: 41
Views: 13544

From what we can gather, the only real selling point of these CPUs is the lower operating temperature... but then again, most standard AMD processors undervolt fairly well. I strongly disagree with this sentiment. Overclocking or undervolting is a crapshoot. What happens when you get a processor th...