Normal SoC power usage on 3700x cpu?

Discussion created by stofnest on Jul 23, 2019
Latest reply on Jul 25, 2019 by pietka23



For the AMD 3700x CPU what is the expected power usage for only the SoC part? On my MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC (all relevant settings auto in latest BIOS) in Windows 10 1903 idle HWInfo64 reports 20-25 watts for only the SoC (Soc Power SVI2 TFN), the cores themselves are only a couple of watts. Is this normal, as I've also seen screenshots showing only 5 watts for SoC ? Changing memory speeds etc doesn't seem to make much of a difference for me. Will this damage my new CPU ?