Intel TDP vs. AMD TDP

Be conservative when it comes to Thermal Design Power (TDP). Intel and AMD can't seem to agree on how to proceed.

According to AMD, "TDP is essentially the maximum sustained power a processor can draw with “real world” software while operating under defined temperature and voltage limits."

According to Intel, "TDP represents the average power, in watts, the processor dissipates when operating at Base Frequency with all cores active under an Intel-defined, high-complexity workload."

Lessons learned for this SPCR member, using HDPLEX H1.S and failing with a 65W AMD A10-7800, before succeeding with an i3-4130T. We're partial to Intel's 35W T-series anyway, basically the ideal processors for passive cooling.

Source: SPCR