Solved Can you run games under the required CPU speed? Will turbo boost help? Tags: Laptops Intel i5 CPUs Games Speed Turbo Boost Last response: February 12, 2014 9:05 AM in Laptop Tech Support Share pasitimusD February 12, 2014 5:02:30 AM Im planning to buy a laptop with core i5 4200u at 1.6 ghz max at 2.6 ghz with turbo boost. I know that the gpu will still determine the quality but in terms of the CPU, is it ok? Lets say game requires 2.2 ghz processor, can i run it with no problem? Or since its base speed is 1.6 there would be a problem? More about : run games required cpu speed turbo boost Reply to pasitimusD photonboy a b D Laptop a c 180 à CPUs February 12, 2014 5:56:48 AM Not all CPU's at the same frequency are equal. A modern i5 at 2.2GHz might be as fast as an older CPU at 4GHz. The Turbo is probably for ONE of those cores, so one might be at 1.6GHz and the other at 2.6GHz under load. Long story short, provided you get a half decent GPU that CPU should be very adequate. Reply to photonboy m 0 l pasitimusD February 12, 2014 6:08:35 AM Hmm. Thanks. Can you consider 2GB nvidia geforce gt 740m a half decent? Reply to pasitimusD m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution jaguarskx a c 466 D Laptop a c 480 à CPUs February 12, 2014 9:05:55 AM The nVidia GT 740m is decent enough to play most current games at medium quality @ 1366x768 resolution. When both cores are used I think Turbo Boost maxes out at 2.3GHz for the i5-4200u. Reply to jaguarskx Share Ask the community Post an answer Related resources 1.7ghz (turbo boost 2.7) can i run a game that requires 2.4? Forum SolvedHow to set the i7 4771 to always run at 3.9 ghz ie turbo boost speed. Forum Solvedwhere can i download intel turbo boost to speed up my CPU Forum i7 - will 2.5 gig processor with turbo boost to 3.5 run graphics program that requires 3.0? Forum SolvedCPU speed and Turbo Boost. Forum SolvedDoes the turbo boost feature & hyperthreading help in video games??? Forum [Solved] CPU speed and Turbo Boost. Forum SolvedCPU Running constantly at turbo speed? Forum Will turbo boost help clocking speed of i7 processor Forum Turbo boost/ Speed step not working while gaming Forum SolvedGaming Rig under 35k. No additional components required. Only CPU. Forum Is there a way to run an intel CPU at max turbo speed without disabling any cores? Forum Does turbo boost help gaming Forum Why is my CPU running at turbo clocks from idle to gaming? Forum CPU runs at half speed even while under load Forum Required CPU speed for games Forum CPU 0 Under Heavy Load. Have to change affinity to run games smoothly. Forum What speed is my ram running at 2217 or 1034 , CPU-Z info included , please help ! Forum SolvedI need a gaming cpu under 20000 Rs. in india Plz help me Forum Do I need more RAM, CPU speed, or Video power to run multiple games simultaneous Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptop Tech Support categories Windows Configuration !