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Intel® Turbo Boost Technology - Extra Performance on Demand
Intel has optimized Intel® Turbo Boost Technology to provide even more performance when needed on 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor based systems. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 automatically allows processor cores to run faster than the base operating frequency if it's operating below power, current, and temperature specification limits.
Dynamically increasing performance
Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 is activated when the Operating System (OS) requests the highest processor performance state (P0).
The maximum frequency of Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 is dependent on the number of active cores. The amount of time the processor spends in the Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 state depends on the workload and operating environment.
Any of the following can set the upper limit of Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 on a given workload:
- Number of active cores
- Estimated current consumption
- Estimated power consumption
- Processor temperature
When the processor is operating below these limits and the user's workload demands additional performance, the processor frequency will dynamically increase until the upper limit of frequency is reached. Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 has multiple algorithms operating in parallel to manage current, power, and temperature to maximize performance and energy efficiency. Note: Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 allows the processor to operate at a power level that is higher than its rated upper power limit (TDP) for short durations to maximize performance.
As an independent and complementary feature, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) increases performance of both multi-threaded and single threaded workloads.
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology: Smart Multitasking
How operating systems can do more and perform better
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)1 uses processor resources more efficiently, enabling multiple threads to run on each core. As a performance feature, Intel® HT Technology also increases processor throughput, improving overall performance on threaded software.
Intel HT Technology is available on previous generation Intel® Core™ processors, the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family, and the Intel® Xeon® processor family. With a combination one of these Intel® processors and chipsets with an OS and BIOS supporting Intel® HT Technology, you can:
- Run demanding applications simultaneously while maintaining system responsiveness
- Keep systems more secure, efficient, and manageable while minimizing impact on productivity
- Provide headroom for future business growth and new solution capabilities
Intensive graphics without compromise
With Intel HT Technology, multimedia enthusiasts can create, edit, and encode graphically intensive files while running background applications such as virus protection software without compromising system performance.
The Intel 2nd Generation Core i7 Processors