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Intel talks about Turbo Boost Technology

Posted on Monday, October 20 2008 @ 19:38:54 CEST by

Intel talked a bit about Core i7's new Turbo Boost Technology over at the IDF. TweakTown has some coverage and a video.
Turbo Boost works by dynamically adjusting the clock speeds of each core depending on what type of application is being used.

For instance, if you are using a multi-threaded application, all four cores will stay switched on and run at 100% clock. If, however, you are only running an application which is single threaded, all of the cores besides one will be switched off and that single core will get a speed boost with a higher clock speed.



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