what are turbo boost and cache useful for?

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

  1. MacCrackAddict macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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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