Dann Corbit wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:12 am
Ipman chess recorded the frequency for the threadripper tests.
They are above stock frequency.
That's quite typical these days.
The implementations are different, but both Intel (Turbo Boost) and AMD (Turbo Core) automatically overclock your systems even at stock settings. All modern CPUs (everything after 2011 or so) has this effect.
Ultimately, if you run a modern CPU at 20C / 68F ambient, you'll get better performance than a CPU held at 30C / 86F ambient (AMD, Intel, or even ARM / Cellphones have this effect). The CPUs include temperature and power-sensors that automatically overclock themselves for the best performance given the current ambient conditions. As such, a "realistic" test should take an ~1-hour or so, which heats up a CPU to the point where you'll get more consistent data. Most tech-review sites only hold ~1 minute or 10-minute benchmarks however, so we're not really getting apples-to-apples comparisons anymore.
As annoying as it is for benchmark / reviewers to test for... this kind of behavior is ideal for the end-user. If ambient conditions are all well, CPUs should
detect it and boost its own performance, and take advantage of the cold air or relatively cool heatsinks that exist in the room.