quote: The X5640 looks quite tasty, but 120W TDP? I know at 45nm it would reduce heat, but not sure how much at 120w!
quote: Although with intels stupid tdp system they probably measure the tdp by the average of the whole series of cpu's (excluding the X version) so the chances are the 3ghz version draws a higher tdp than it is rated.
quote: The TDP is typically set not to be the most power the chip could ever draw , but rather the maximum power that it would draw when running real applications
quote: No doubt I'd rather have the 5410 at 50w w/ 1333 fsb & 12MB cache. Should OC much higher than 3.16 GHz anyway.