This is actually the most important pice right now. After watching Hardware Unboxed's Review
I was shocked how many boards from so called "premium manufacturers"
where crippled by thermal throttling.
So many low end boards can't handle Intel's boost power draw. And this is not only a matter of performance but also reliability (heat kills electronics). Granted, nobody runs their rigs without fans
, but there will be a huge difference if you use a top down blower style CPU cooler or a water cooler where the VRM's don't get any direct air.
The power draw varies also very much from board to board, sometimes even without reflecting in performance.
The guy in the Hardware Unboxed's Review
(where he reviewed 10 low/mid range boards) mentioned that he had to buy 6/10
boards with his own cash
. High end boards always come free as a review sample. These companies who don't provide review samples of their low/mid end boards know they are semi trash, thus don't want to see reviews of them.
That's the problem.
Hello, ASUS! Asus recalls 10,000 Z690 Hero motherboards because of a backward capacitor
at our current time (global energy crisis) I think power draw is something a lot will look after
some BIOS flashback feature should get extra points; overclocking/underclocking results; just some screenshots of the BIOS menu (design)
if it's getting too hot it does matter for stability & reliability, so yes
if it's compatible & folks actually go for it, then sure it's a thing. And yes, 100c+ is not good for any component
don't know if it's useful, but it's a nice click bait. You'll see tech in a way you'll usually never see it (could add the hotspot temps/digits to the image for informative value)