That's very reasonable for an air cooler with that any cores. Good to know in the future for me and others. I do a bit of transcoding but not to much x256 10-bit, I can't imagine how slow that would be with my 1600. Heck, 4k h.264 feels so slow.This render ran for 8 hours last night in blender doing a two passer. CPU temp maxed out 81.24c but mainly hovered around 75c with all cores being utilized. Never crashed, no reboots, nodda. The power usage is to be expected from a 280w cpu. The CPU did go to 4.2ghz during some periods but mainly stayed at 3.8/3.9Ghz.
I also updated the Gigabyte board to the latest bios and enabled XMP...ram speeds are at 3200. First time I have been able to do that. On my last board, I was only able to hit 2666.
So far, very happy with the performance. This CPU def shaves time off of rendering raw footage into x265-10bit.
Gamed a bit as well, total system wattage pull playing BF-V was 679 watts playing for an hour. DX11 is still the way to go as DX12 is buggy as shit in that game and crashes to the desktop like clockwork each time. The new PSU I use seems very efficient.