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Why does the Ryzen 7 3700X have a 65W TDP while the 3800X has a 105W TDP?

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On AMD's website, it says the Ryzen 7 3700X has a 65W TDP and the Ryzen 7 3800X has a 105W TDP, even though they are both unlocked and overclockable?

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7 minutes ago, bluecew said:

even though they are both unlocked and overclockable?

The fact they are overclockable doesnt change their rating at stock. 


Regardless of how innaccurate that TDP number is, and how little performance the extra power headroom brings. 

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The TDP number is accurate to the max Pstate clock and voltage at full load.


The boosting increases the TDP greatly.


The 3800x is just clocked high enough to have a higher TDP at max pstate.


Not that they are over clockable, they are just boosted hard from the box. At stock very thermal dependant.


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