Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

What does Turbo boost mean?

Last response: in CPUs
Share
March 19, 2013 11:34:53 PM

Ive seen alot of cpus, amd to be exact that say something like this "amd phenom II 3.4ghz (3.8 turbo boost)" what does it exactly mean?

More about : turbo boost

a b à CPUs
March 19, 2013 11:44:45 PM

basically, the cpu "steps up" to that speed when needed. like that one you posted
m
0
l

Best solution

a c 188 à CPUs
March 19, 2013 11:46:14 PM

just like a turbo in a car...the chip under certain power loads can go to a max speed that posted..(ie turbo mode).
if your as old as i am rember knight rider and that little turbo boost button...for 30 sec kitt jumps or went real fast...same thing for the cpus.
Share
Related resources
March 19, 2013 11:47:45 PM

thank you both
m
0
l
a b à CPUs
March 19, 2013 11:48:37 PM

Tubo boost allows the processor core to run faster than the base operating frequency, increasing performance.
m
0
l
a c 227 à CPUs
March 19, 2013 11:52:23 PM

Modern processors from both Intel and AMD have this feature which is essentially an automatic overclock. For example the Intel i7 3770K has a default speed of 3.5Ghz. Turbo Boost allows the CPU to increase it's speed based on workload. With all 4 cores under full load it goes to 3.6Ghz, 3 cores full load to 3.7Ghz, 2 cores at full load 3.8Ghz and only 1 core will allow the full Turbo speed of 3.9Ghz.

It manages cores like that to keep the heat down with a stock cooler. With aftermarket cooling you can overclock the chip higher.

Pretty good article explaining it.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...
m
0
l
!