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Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processor Turbo Boost Technology Frequency Table


Last Reviewed: 27-Dec-2016
Article ID: 000005523

The information below shows how Intel® Turbo Boost Technology works across the processor cores if adequate power, temperature, and current headroom exist.

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What is Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and how does it work? Intel® Turbo Boost Technology can automatically run the processor core faster than the marked frequency if the part is operating under power, temperature, and current specifications limits of the thermal design power (TDP). Performance of both single and multi-threaded applications is increased.
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Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processors
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Matrix
6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processors
Processor i7-6785R – 3.30 GHz i7-6700K - 4.00 GHz 1 Bin = 100 MHz
Processor Cores Quad-core Quad-core
Active Cores 4C 3C 2C 1C 4C 3C 2C 1C
Max Intel® Turbo Boost Bin Upside 2 4 5 6 0 0 0 2
Max Intel® Turbo Boost Frequency 3.5 3.7 3.8 3.9 4 4 4 4.2
5th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processors
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Matrix
5th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processors
Processor i7-5775R - 3.30 GHz i7-5775C - 3.30 GHz 1 Bin = 100 MHz
Processor Cores Quad-core Quad-core
Active Cores 4C 3C 2C 1C 4C 3C 2C 1C
Max Intel® Turbo Boost Bin Upside 4 4 5 5 3 3 4 4
Max Intel® Turbo Boost Frequency 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.7
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processors
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Matrix
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processors
Processor i7-5930K - 3.50 GHz
(LGA2011-v3)
i7-5820K - 3.30 GHz
(LGA2011-v3)
Processor Cores Six-core Six-core
Active Cores 6C 5C 4C 3C 2C 1C 6C 5C 4C 3C 2C 1C
Max Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Bin Upside 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 3 3
Max Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Frequency 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.6 3.6
Processor i7-4790T - 2.70 GHz i7-4790S - 3.20 GHz i7-4790K- 4.0 GHz
Processor Cores Quad-core Quad-core Quad-core
Active Cores 4C 3C 2C 1C 4C 3C 2C 1C 4C 3C 2C 1C
Max Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Bin Upside 6 9 11 12 4 5 7 8 2 3 4 4
Max Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Frequency 3.3 3.6 3.8 3.9 3.6 3.7 3.9 4 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.4
Processor i7-4790 - 3.60 GHz i7-4785T – 2.20 - GHz i7-4771 - 3.50 GHz
Processor Cores Quad-core Quad-core Quad-core
Active Cores 4C 3C 2C 1C 4C 3C 2C 1C 4C 3C 2C 1C
Max Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Bin Upside 2 3 4 4 6 7 9 10 2 3 4 4
Max Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Frequency 3.8 3.9 4 4 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.9
Processor i7-4770T - 2.50 GHz i7-4770S - 3.10 GHz i7-4770R – 3.20 GHz
Processor Cores Quad-core Quad-core Quad-core
Active Cores 4C 3C 2C 1C 4C 3C 2C 1C 4C 3C 2C 1C
Max Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Bin Upside 6 9 11 12 4 5 7 8 4 5 6 7
Max Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Frequency 3.1 3.4 3.6 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.8 3.9 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9
Processor i7-4770K - 3.50 GHz i7-4770 - 3.40 - GHz i7-4765T - 2.00 GHz
Processor Cores Quad-core Quad-core Quad-core
Active Cores 4C 3C 2C 1C 4C 3C 2C 1C 4C 3C 2C 1C
Max Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Bin Upside 2 3 4 4 3 4 5 5 6 7 9 10
Max Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Frequency 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.9 2.6 2.7 2.9 3
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processors
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Matrix
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processors
Processor i7-4930K - 3.40 GHz (LGA2011) i7-4820K - 3.60 GHz (LGA2011) i7-3770T - 2.50 GHz
Processor Cores Six-core Quad-core Quad-core
Active Cores 6C 5C 4C 3C 2C 1C 4C 3C 2C 1C 4C 3C 2C 1C
Max Intel Turbo Boost Technology Bin Upside 2 2 3 3 3 5 0 0 0 2 6 9 11 12
Max Intel Turbo Boost Technology Frequency 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.9 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.1 3.4 3.6 3.7
Processor i7-3770S - 3.10 GHz i7-3770K - 3.50 GHz i7-3770 - 3.40 - GHz  
Processor Cores Quad-core Quad-core Quad-core
Active Cores 4C 3C 2C 1C 4C 3C 2C 1C 4C 3C 2C 1C
Max Intel Turbo Boost Technology Bin Upside 4 5 7 8 2 3 4 4 3 4 5 5
Max Intel Turbo Boost Technology Frequency 3.5 3.6 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.9
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processors
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Matrix
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processors
Processor i7-3930K - 3.20 GHz (LGA2011) i7-3820 - 3.60 GHz (LGA2011) i7-2700K - 3.50 GHz
Processor Cores Six-core Quad-core Quad-core
Active Cores 6C 5C 4C 3C 2C 1C 4C 3C 2C 1C 4C 3C 2C 1C
Max Intel Turbo Boost Technology Bin Upside 3 3 4 5 6 6 1 1 2 2 1 2 3 4
Max Intel Turbo Boost Technology Frequency 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9
Processor i7-2600K - 3.40 GHz i7-2600 - 3.40 GHz i7-2600S - 2.80 GHz  
Processor Cores Quad-core Quad-core Quad-core
Active Cores 4C 3C 2C 1C 4C 3C 2C 1C 4C 3C 2C 1C
Max Intel Turbo Boost Technology Bin Upside 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 5 9 10
Max Intel Turbo Boost Technology Frequency 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 2.9 3.3 3.7 3.8
Previous Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processors
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Matrix
Previous Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processors
Processor i7-980 - 3.33 GHz i7-970 - 3.20 GHz
Processor Cores Six-core Six-core
Active Cores 6C 5C 4C 3C 2C 1C 6C 5C 4C 3C 2C 1C
Max Intel Turbo Boost Technology Bin Upside 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2
Max Intel Turbo Boost Technology Frequency 3.46 3.46 3.46 3.46 3.6 3.6 3.33 3.33 3.33 3.33 3.46 3.46
Processor i7-960 - 3.20 GHz i7-950 - 3.06 GHz i7-940 - 2.93 GHz
Processor Cores Quad-core Quad-core Quad-core
Active Cores 4C 3C 2C 1C 4C 3C 2C 1C 4C 3C 2C 1C
Max Intel Turbo Boost Technology Bin Upside 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2
Max Intel Turbo Boost Technology Frequency 3.33 3.33 3.33 3.46 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.33 3.06 3.06 3.06 3.2
Processor i7-930 - 2.80 GHz i7-920 - 2.66 GHz i7-880 - 3.06 GHz
Processor Cores Quad-core Quad-core Quad-core
Active Cores 4C 3C 2C 1C 4C 3C 2C 1C 4C 3C 2C 1C
Max Intel Turbo Boost Technology Bin Upside 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 4 5
Max Intel Turbo Boost Technology Frequency 2.93 2.93 2.93 3.06 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.93 3.33 3.33 3.6 3.73
Processor i7-875K - 2.93 GHz i7-870S - 2.66 GHz i7-870 - 2.93 GHz
Processor Cores Quad-core Quad-core Quad-core
Active Cores 4C 3C 2C 1C 4C 3C 2C 1C 4C 3C 2C 1C
Max Intel Turbo Boost Technology Bin Upside 2 2 4 5 0 0 6 7 2 2 4 5
Max Intel Turbo Boost Technology Frequency 3.2 3.2 3.46 3.6 2.66 2.66 3.46 3.6 3.2 3.2 3.46 3.6
Processor i7-860S - 2.53 GHz i7-860 - 2.80 GHz 1 Bin = 100 MHz
Processor Cores Quad-core Quad-core
Active Cores 4C 3C 2C 1C 4C 3C 2C 1C
Max Intel Turbo Boost Technology Bin Upside 0 0 6 7 1 1 4 5
Max Intel Turbo Boost Technology Frequency 2.53 2.53 3.33 3.46 2.93 2.93 3.33 3.46
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