what are turbo boost and cache useful for?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacCrackAddict, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. MacCrackAddict macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2011
    what it says on the tin, i dont really understand what the i7 MBP 13" turbo boost and cache over the i5 version means. what will it speed up? i do a hell of a lot of video conversion, FCE, Aperture and am a heavy user of rapidweaver. How better off would i be with these things and what do they do? :)

    sorry to sound like a complete noob!!!
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Turbo boost will basically shut off a processor core and augment power to the other one to achieve a better clock speed(read, faster processing) for single-threaded tasks.

    More cache is better, although what it does is not something I know.
  3. CFoss macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2011
    Turbo Boosting is the CPU increasing the cycles temporary for an intensive task. It eventually slows down once it reaches a certain temperature.

    Cache is the CPU's temporary memory. Basic desktop level activities are stored in the cache.

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