Why does the 13" MBP TB turboboost less than the MBP nTB?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Munch, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Munch macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2006
    Looking at the specs for the non-TB and the TB and noticed that the percentage of turbo boost over the base clock speed is different in the 13" machines.

    non-TB: 2.3GHz to 3.6GHz
    TB: 3.1GHz to 3.5GHz

    Why is that?
  2. Trey M macrumors 6502a

    Trey M

    Jul 25, 2011
    All I can say is that just looking at GHz when looking at processors in 2017 won't tell you much, if anything. The touchbar model has an entirely different class of processor which represents a significant improvement compared to the nTB model's chip.

    Besides, 'turbo boosts' represents a theoretical maximum that will rarely if ever be reached. A consistent 3.3 GHz beats a sporadic 3.6 turbo boost 10 times out of 10, anyways.

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