Per core frequency control

Liontaur liontaur at
Wed Nov 10 07:03:50 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 9:54 AM, David Brodbeck <gull at> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 5:17 AM, Svein Skogen (Listmail account)
> <svein-listmail at> wrote:
> > You did read the "symmetric" part of "symmetric multi processor" didn't
> you?
> >
> > It's a limitation of the technology. One clock.
> I don't think that's quite true.  The newer Intel server chipsets have
> the ability to throttle back idle cores and boost the speed of active
> ones, to improve performance on single-threaded workloads.

AMD has similar technology on the Phenom's as well. I'm not sure how
factually accurate the following link's assessment is but it's a good read
either way.


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