Originally Posted by Benetanegia
Still that doesn't change the fact that power consumption is more affected by clock speeds than enabled parts. It has always been like that and will never change. There's 20+ years of evidence I could bring in here, but I don't think I really need. Higher clock speeds also produce higher leakeage and well in general terms there's a very good reason why we are getting bigger and bigger CPU/GPU but never clocked much higher than 3 Ghz (CPU) and below 1 Ghz (GPU). Not exactly because they cannot go higher since they do go much higher with exotic cooling.
Just to elaborate on this, 4ghz is the point processors can have problems due to physical limitations of the material used for transistors at the moment. This is why voltage requirements jump up dramatically at this point( typically anyway).