Intel TurboBoost in practice

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Mon Sep 20 18:14:27 UTC 2010

On Sep 20, 2010, at 8:41 AM, Ivan Voras wrote:
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> If I understand correctly, TurboBoost is supposed to increase the frequency of one or a small number of cores only?
> What is the physical increase in frequency on this CPU when TurboBoost is enabled?

It depends on how many cores are active, but it should vary between 3.2 GHz and 3.6 GHz if thermal requirements stay OK.  Two pages here have a good description:


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