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AMD's Bulldozer Architecture: Overclocking Efficiency Explored

Single-Thread Efficiency Test

When you run the system with a lower CPU voltage setting, performance differences compared to default are minimal. In fact, strangely enough, the system is actually faster.

Because power consumption decreases noticeably, the undervolted system sports the best efficiency for single-threaded applications. This test also shows that, at least in terms of power efficiency, it does not pay to overclock AMD's FX family.