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what TDP exactly mean??

Hey guys i am using my old computer since 2009 with intel dual core e5400.. and planning to build pc for little gaming.. i was thinking to install i3 4130 or 4330 or fx 6100 or fx 6300...I want a processor with low TDP upto 65w or 77w but not more than this.. I personally think that amd cpus use much power like 95w which may result in high electricity usage and i am greedy for 6 cores in fx 6100 and fx 6300 ..So which processors mentioned above will be best for me ? will intel will be sufficient or amd..
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    Well firstly your motherboard and processor sockets need to match. You cannot simply put any CPU in any motherboard.

    If you're planning to use any of those CPUs you've listed you'll need a new motherboard, an LGA 1150 motherboard for those intels, or AM3+ motherboard for the AMD FX processors.

    I'd go with the intel i3 and a LGA 1150 motherboard.

    As for TDP, here you go: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_design_power

    "The thermal design power (TDP), sometimes called thermal design point, refers to the maximum amount of heat generated by the CPU, which the cooling system in a computer is required to dissipate in typical operation."
  2. The thermal design power (TDP), sometimes called thermal design point, refers to the maximum amount of heat generated by the CPU, which the cooling system in a computer is required to dissipate in typical operation
    Alsom generally haswell cpu's are more powerful than their amd counterparts, especially if used for gaming.
    They also generate less heat.
    However, i'd get an I5, if i had to pick between an i3 and a 6300, i'd pick the 6300.
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