2015 rMBP question

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  1. jamin00 macrumors 6502

    jamin00

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    OK, just ordered the top rMBP in standard config but what does this mean please, the Turbo Boost?

    Is this something it does automatically or requires something to be done??


    • 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    It is done automatically. Don't worry about any of the specs graphics cards etc etc. They will all look after themselves, with no need for any interference from you. Just load up with your stuff and enjoy.
     
  3. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    That's just fancy talk meaning it will accelerate (or ramp back down) if it needs to based on things like workload, temperature, and power consumption. It's automatic.
     
  4. jamin00 thread starter macrumors 6502

    jamin00

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  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    If the computer has the thermal overhead (meaning, it isn't running too hot) it will raises clock speed on each core up to 3.7GHz automatically. It will enter a lower power state (either the base clock speed of 2.5GHz, or even lower) should things get too toasty in there.

    It's all done without any intervention from you whatsoever.


    Alternatively you could've googled "Intel turbo boost" and gotten your answer quicker and in as much detail (or more) as you would've liked.
     
  6. jamin00 thread starter macrumors 6502

    jamin00

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    Thanks. Yes I could have googled but then what are forums for? They would all be dead lol ;)
     

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