Seems like a pretty decent effort from Intel! Definitely major performance improvements across the board. Ineresting to see how most applications seem to handle the E cores fine, but some seem to stumble completely with them active. Wonder if this is down to the scheduler or the application.
Power consumption is still worrying though, and the inability to cool the CPU properly at all with a U14s - which is not a small cooler! - is pretty shocking. This is a top-of-the-line CPU, sure, but it shouldn't require
an AIO still.
- Why are your graphs consistently ranked with the best result at the bottom? This feels very counterintuitive and weird. If nothing else I would question how good a choice this is in terms of readability/accessibility (whether for those with sight impairments, dyslexia or others), as the convention of 'best on top' is pretty universally accepted and breaking conventions like that can make reading much more difficult.
- Is your motherboard actually respecting Intel's stock power limits including Tau? Power draw numbers for stock and unlimited are near identical, which would seem to indicate that either Tau is infinite or something else fishy is going on. Shouldn't the limited version be stepping down to 125W for a steady-state power draw?