Hi : ) !!! - Turbo boost to 2.7 or 3.2 GHz

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by igmolinav, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. igmolinav macrumors 65816

    Aug 15, 2005

    With the update one has the the chance to turbo boost to
    2.7 and 3.2 GHz.

    I wondered what that meant and 'Yahoo Answers' gave me
    the following response:

    "It means that the processor will function at normal operating frequency of 1.7 Ghz. However, whenever demand is required for processing photos, 2D/3D animations or high-end video games, the processor will "Turbo Boost" itself upto 2.7 Ghz"

    So, does that mean that a very small computer like the
    11" MBA can do the job of my early 2011, non-retina 13" MBP,
    and even more, since my MBP's capacity is 2.3 GHz and the
    MBA goes to 2.7 GHz !!! Is my math right? So basically, if a
    person needs a stronger processor, one is better off using the
    new 11" MBA, isn't ??

    Thank you, kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
  2. motrek macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    Yes, the current MBAs have enough cooling to stay at maximum turbo boost speed indefinitely. So they basically have 2.7GHz processors, unless you are stressing out both cores, in which case the maximum turbo boost speed is 2.4GHz.

    There's currently a bug though that seems to prevent them from hitting 2.7GHz. I've never seen my laptop run faster than 2.4GHz. I believe Apple is investigating this now.
  3. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 15, 2005

    Thank you for your answer : ) !!!

    Kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!

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