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Turbo boost - when does it kick in?

My processor, the i7-2600K, has turbo boost available. My question is, when does turbo boost kick in?
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  1. ulillillia said:
    My processor, the i7-2600K, has turbo boost available. My question is, when does turbo boost kick in?


    it kicks in when extra cpu performance is needed
  2. Here is a nice little tool that you can download and run on your system and see when Turbo Boost is kicking in http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19105

    With the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors you will almost always see some performance gains from Turbo Boost as long as the processor is doing something. Here is some additional details on Intel Turbo Boost technology. http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/turbo-boost/turbo-boost-technology.html

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
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