M73 Tiny and Broadwell

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M73 Tiny and Broadwell

#1 Post by Allstar » Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:55 am

Hi!

Intel hase launched few days ago Broadwell processors for desktop users. I'm interested in adding the i5-5675C model to my M73 Tiny desktop. The processor consumes 65W of power and thus requires a 65W adapter. But can the system handle it? Even if running games will I be expecting thermal issues?

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Re: M73 Tiny and Broadwell

#2 Post by erik » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:40 am

even if the BIOS is updated to support the new CPU SKUs, there's little chance that you'll be able to go from a 35W TDP to 65W TDP processor without serious thermal issues.   +30W is a considerable increase in a chassis that small.

you'll need to find a different system if the new CPU is important to your application.
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Re: M73 Tiny and Broadwell

#3 Post by Allstar » Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:35 am

I think so too. Nothing to do but to wait for the BIOS update and 35W dekstop models to arrive. Any idea when Intel will launch them?

EDIT: so the BIOS update is apparently out (released 3 days ago). The list of changes dosen't specify other then "support for some CPU". Guess it's safe to assume that Broadwell is included?

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Re: M73 Tiny and Broadwell

#4 Post by doubledown » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:07 pm

What CPU are u currently running in your M73 Tiny? i3-4130T?
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Re: M73 Tiny and Broadwell

#5 Post by Allstar » Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:16 am

Running i5-4590T at the moment

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