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I've been testing the Intel Core i5 11400 recently, but not in the same way as the renowned chip guru Fritzchens Fritz (via Tom & # 39; s Hardware). Vet, mine still works because I actually used a CPU cooler. But while you can see the death of one of the best economic game processors on the market in this video, it's much more interesting to see what happens while he's still alive.
Fritz withdrew his sample and looked it down to make sure it could at least work without a dedicated chip refrigerator and not go into an emergency shutdown, and with his thermal camera, you can really see how the cores of individual CPUs are exploited in tests.
It’s fascinating to see it in real time, like watching neurons firing into a simple digital brain.
"Rocket Lake's design is not very well optimized for such low power consumption," writes Fritz. "On multi-threaded workloads, it was quite difficult to prevent the system from shutting down in the event of an emergency. In the stock configuration, the chip could not run for longer without any With reduced VCCSA (Offset -200mV), lower memory clocks, Hyperthreading, AVX and iGPU disabled, the CPU was able to run single-threaded workloads with dynamic clocks indefinitely. "
Its Core i5 11400 was still able to run at over 2 GHz at the single reference point of Cinebench R15 without a thread, and this is what allows us to see how the load bounces between the physical cores. Fritz managed to get the processor to run multi-wire loads at 800 MHz, even though there is no video.
Potentially because this is the real proof that causes the death of the CPU itself and would have turned this interesting YouTube vine into a real silicon tobacco film.
The Rocket Lake Core i5 11400 sub $ 200 just highlighted the switcheroo which is the current processor market. Intel is now the company that offers excellent value-for-money gaming CPUs, with AMD dominating the top tier with the most expensive and powerful chips around. All the change from the old days of Bulldozer.
So it's a shame to see him die, but it does give us a rare insight into the physical workings of a gaming CPU.