settings and options of the configurable TDP provided by Intel/AMD - in I5 and also in I7?

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dear Community, 


are the options of configurable TDP-down only available in Intel CPU - and here only in I5 !? Or are we able to use this feature also in I7 !?


i am wondering - but i did not find many sources: 


see: some ressources i have found so far: 


Intel processors that support cTDP provide three operating modes: Nominal TDP – this is the processor's rated frequency and TDP. cTDP down – when a cooler or quieter mode of operation is desired, this mode specifies a lower TDP and lower guaranteed frequency versus the nominal mode. 

Thermal Design Power (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. Refer to Datasheet for thermal solution requirements.


see more:  configurable TDP-down -

and this here: srry this is only German:



I look forward to hear from you 



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I would imagine that it is a feature of processors that manufacturers sell in order to allow system vendors (or users of systems from those vendors) to optimize for performance or for battery life.




Aryeh Goretsky


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