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Intel Turbo Boost Performance Advantage Revealed

Posted on Tuesday, January 05 2010 @ 09:25:22 CET by


Unlike the Core 2 processors, the new Core i7 processors have a monolithic design. That means the entire quad-core processor is fabricated on a single die. The quad-core version of the Core 2 processor, on the other hand, combines two dual-core dies in a multi-chip package (MCP). The Core i7 processor also introduces a slew of new technologies :

- an integrated DDR3 memory controller
- a three-tier cache design
- QuickPath Interconnect
- Intel Turbo Mode technology (now renamed Intel Turbo Boost)

This article will focus on the mysterious Intel Turbo Boost Technology. It has been bandied about by Intel as a nifty way to improve the Core i7's performance with older applications that cannot fully utilize its four processing cores, but what exactly is it? Read more at TechARP.


 



 

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