Well, it seems SB2 15" has indeed batches with bad CPUs. I myself got 1.41V in max VID, outrageous!
Have called up MS Support in Switzerland, and guess what? They hung up as soon as I mentioned benchmarks and VID. I think they did not even understand what these terms and numbers meant, nor were they interested.
In Cinebench a got scores between 500 and 600.
In ThrottleShop with 1024M computation time was 426s.
Is this bad? IntelProcessor Diagnostic Tool showed pass everywhere, so I am not sure if I should return my SB2, as temps stay OK apart form the outliers.
It would be my 3rd exchange so far for SB2.
It should be noted, that undervolting is possible in my SB2. So far I managed -90mv for some time. I am sure that -70mV are achievable for a longer term under full usage. This is a good sign, right?
There is a reddit post by TickleMyElmos
, stating Cinebench scores over 700 with changes on the TDP via XTU. Is this even possible, considering more realistic score are within 500-600?
Via XTU I got a bench somewhat below 1000, about middle ground in the XTU ranking that can be seen in HWBOT
for the same CPU. These scores are for several devices with the same CPU.
What do you think about TickleMyElmos's score?
Btw: on a second try with ThrottleStop, I tried to adjust the TDP values via the XTU tool for both Turbo Boost Power Max
and Turbo Boost Short Power Max
to the same value of 33W, also using an undervolt of -80mV. Funny enough ThrottleStop needed only 300 sec this time while being on battery.
A huge increase, what gives?