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    The benchmark here relies heavily on performance per watt… but Apple has never actually released the power usage of their chip, so the guess of 60 watts is just a guess. Intel, AMD, and nVidia are certainly not fully transparent in everything they do, but at least they release basic performance numbers on their chips and publish architecture documents.

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      Indeed: a power meter is a must. Intel’s TDP is absolutely not reliable nowadays since their CPUs can roughly use twice as much power; AMD goes over too but not as much. And Apple probably doesn’t do better.

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        Outside of microcontrollers (where they don’t do it anywhere as much), the manufacturers absolutely bullshit their public TDP numbers. It has been this way for at least a decade.

        Only third party analysis of the actual power drawn in a variety of benchmark situations can be somewhat trusted.