So how long can the i7s run Turbo boost before thermal throttling kicks in?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Philflow, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Philflow macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2008
    Excuse me if this has been answered before but I couldn't find it.

    I know the 2010 Airs had quite a bit of thermal down throttling going on. How are the i7 doing in this regard?

    Is there any review that answers these questions? If so I'd like to read them.
  2. Philflow thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2008
  3. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    They throttle until they reach 100c - the time it takes to reach 100c - if it even does is utterly dependent on the task being carried out and not on a specific time frame.

    We have reports of people gaming or importing lots of images for long periods of time (couple of hours or more) and it reaching 95c but not the cut off point.

    So it's almost impossible to answer your question.
  4. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    I did some encoding in Handbrake over the weekend, and the processors stayed at 95C for quite a while (at least 45 minutes) without going over.
  5. will macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2002

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