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What does TechPowerUp conisder as a "max load"?

When they are testing CPU coolers they have idle, typical load, and max load (running aida64). What would playing a game maxed out at 1440p, a few tabs in chrome, and a word document constitute? Typical load?
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  1. I think "Max Load" would refer to any load that produces 100% CPU usage.
    Your question about the example stated would depend on which CPU you have, which gfx card it was attempting to keep up with, and what was going on in the background... i.e. what starts with Win and runs in the background.
  2. Let's say I start up nothing with windows (other than what has to run), play fallout 4 at 1440p ultra settings, have a couple articles in chrome open and I am using a gtx 980ti.

    All of this with an i5-6600k
  3. It wouldn't be a max load. More like a heavy load, though. Do you have those components and game now?
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    Alfred09 said:
    Let's say I start up nothing with windows (other than what has to run), play fallout 4 at 1440p ultra settings, have a couple articles in chrome open and I am using a gtx 980ti.

    All of this with an i5-6600k


    75-80% usage.

    "Typical load" is probably something around 50% or below - CPUs spend a lot of time idle when web browsing, etc.
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