Turbo Boost

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Architect4122, May 5, 2009.

  1. Architect4122 macrumors regular

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    Under Tech specs for new 2009 mac pro:

    "Turbo Boost dynamic performance (up to 3.33GHz on 8-core 2.93GHz system)"

    As this is a feature of the chip I'm assuming this is true for the new Quad core as well. Is it? How can I find out? Any online reviews/overviews/etc. that looks at the new chips?

    Thanks
     
  2. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    Turbo Boost applies every Core i7 based Intel chip. Basically, it dynamically increases the clock speed (basically, overclocking) by switching off unused cores during single-threaded tasks.
     
  3. Architect4122 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Correct. I knew that. I was just trying to figure out if it was Apple marketing scheme to bring that up about the 8-core, but not the 4-core...trying to push the 8 cores instead.

    Thanks.
     
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