Can somebody explain this Intel Power Gadget result?

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  1. filmbuff macrumors 6502a

    filmbuff

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    I've got a 2012 MBA with the base model 1.8GHz i5. It claims turbo boost to 2.3GHz. Out of curiosity I downloaded Intel Power Gadget and then ran Geekbench. I noticed that while doing the benchmark my CPU frequency was consistently at 2.6GHz. Is that correct? If it is, why is the CPU frequency going that high if it is supposedly limited to 2.3?
     

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  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    The i5-3427U in your MBA can actually go all the way to 2.8GHz http://ark.intel.com/products/64903/
     
  3. filmbuff thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hm, interesting. I wonder why Apple advertised it as 2.3
     

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