Turbo Boost is not something which you can control. Its all done automatically by the processor and system.Hello eveyone,
I was wondering how if possible to use Intel's turbo boost feature/program on a new iMac 27"...? Thank you in advance!
Turboboost over clocks the processor a lot more than 100 Mhz. The i7 iMac 27" over clocks from 3.4Ghz to 3.8Ghz and I think there is a similar difference for the i5.usually like 100MHz under the maximum turbo of one thread. This trend continues. When all threads are in use then, if im not mistaken, all cores will be overclocked by 100MHz.
"100Mhz under the maximum turbo of one thread"Turboboost over clocks the processor a lot more than 100 Mhz. The i7 iMac 27" over clocks from 3.4Ghz to 3.8Ghz and I think there is a similar difference for the i5.
Well, benchmarks show that i5-2500S is actually somehow slower than the i5-2400, it seems that besides the lower base clock it is also more conservative in regards to the over-clocking. But it may end up faster in applications which do not efficiently utilize multiple cores.So to recap: the 2.7 GHz chip is more power efficient, quieter, cooler, yet runs at faster speeds in dual or single-core applications. Assuming nothing else is important to you but the CPU (and you have to pick a stock model), the 2.7 GHz model is actually the better buy then, right?