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April 17, 2013 8:48:30 PM

I was looking at AMD cpus for my first build. I noticed that almost all of them had the original speed and then a higher speed in parentheses . e.g. 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo). What is turbo mode, does it utilize all cores, and is it overclocking?

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April 17, 2013 9:36:18 PM

fx 8350 ... AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo)
hmm Turbo mode core/cache frequencies is a performance boosting technology that automatically switches from 8 cores to 3/4 turbocharged core for applications that just need raw speed over multiple cores. However, the novelty's base clock has increased by more than 10 percent

and Turbo mode core/cache frequencies is not overclocking feature .. i think but can , if do overcloking this feature must disabled. just focus on it

maybe other fanboy will give you different brand CPU :D 


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April 17, 2013 10:07:56 PM

Hunter Nielsen said:
I was looking at AMD cpus for my first build. I noticed that almost all of them had the original speed and then a higher speed in parentheses . e.g. 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo). What is turbo mode, does it utilize all cores, and is it overclocking?


henydiah said:
fx 8350 ... AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo)
hmm Turbo mode core/cache frequencies is a performance boosting technology that automatically switches from 8 cores to 3/4 turbocharged core for applications that just need raw speed over multiple cores. However, the novelty's base clock has increased by more than 10 percent

and Turbo mode core/cache frequencies is not overclocking feature .. i think but can , if do overcloking this feature must disabled. just focus on it

maybe other fanboy will give you different brand CPU :D 




The Turbo mode on AMD's is a speed boosting feature for when you need more power form your CPU it then returns to the normal speed when the extra boost is not needed. It is NOT the same as a straight over clock. If you want to actually over clock, you need to disable the speed boost.
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April 17, 2013 11:12:55 PM

Which CPU?

If you'd like ADVICE on a particular CPU, you can state the reason for your build here. There are many factors to consider. For anyone building an $800 (main computer, not monitor etc) GAMING build I advise the i5-3570K as the main CPU.

There are reason for an FX-8350 but for the most part I'd recommend this for upgrading compatible motherboards or non-gaming builds if the value is there versus a similarly priced Intel CPU.

There are also CHEAPER CPU's as well depending on your budget and purpose of build.

*OVERCLOCKING AND TURBO:
In some cases you can apply a small overclock while ALSO using Turbo mode and Power Savings (depending on the CPU and motherboard). For example, I have an i7-3770K Intel CPU and an Asus Z77 Sabertooth:
- default maximum CPU speed is 3.5GHz
- CPU drops to 1.6GHz (I think) in Idle mode (not much going on)
- CPU Turbos up to 3.9GHz (when 3.5GHz still isn't enough)
- I OVERCLOCKED using a feature in the BIOS so that I get up to Turbo 4.1GHz (and everything else is proportional)

**So, if I OVERCLOCKED my CPU to 4.5GHz it would be faster (only where that extra processing is needed) but I'd lose all the power savings features so it would also run hotter in idle mode. I think 4.1GHz while maintaining Turbo and power savings is a great compromise.
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