2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 18, 2012 12:26 PM by Ricardo_Intel

    CPU with lower TDP = lower performance?


      Hello everybody,

      Hello Intel-Support,


      My very easy question ist: Have a Processor with lower TDP L a lower performance as TDP X ?


      What is the best Choice for a Very high performant Processor? Or it's the same?


      (sorry, my english is not the best!)

        • 1. Re: CPU with lower TDP = lower performance?



          The TDP (thermal design power) will determine the maximum amount of power the cooling system in a computer is required to dissipate the heat on he processor, now if very important to keep the system running with an adequate cooling system,   but that number (TDP) is not directly associate with processor performance.

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          • 2. Re: CPU with lower TDP = lower performance?

            Thanks, Ricardo for your answer.


            I'm talking about a server  solution. Ok, what you say is that the TDP-Letter has nothing to do with the performance of the processor? Only with the heat on the processor?


            Greetings from Berlin, germany