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Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processor
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology frequency table

What is Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and how does it work?
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology is a way to 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). This results in increased performance of both single and multi-threaded applications.

The chart below illustrates how Intel® Turbo Boost Technology works across the processor cores if adequate power, temperature, and current headroom exists.

You can learn more about this Intel technology by clicking on the links below:

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology frequently asked questions
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology

Contents:
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processors
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processors
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processors
Previous Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processors

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Matrix
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processors
Processor i7-4771 - 3.50 GHz i7-4770T - 2.50 GHz i7-4770S - 3.10 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 Bin Upside 2 3 4 4 6 9 11 12 4 5 7 8
Max Intel® Turbo Boost Frequency 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.1 3.4 3.6 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.8 3.9
Processor i7-4770R – 3.20 GHz i7-4770K - 3.50 GHz i7-4770 - 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 Bin Upside 4 5 6 7 2 3 4 4 3 4 5 5
Max Intel® Turbo Boost Frequency 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.9
Processor i7-4765T - 2.00 GHz 1 Bin = 100 MHz
Processor Cores Quad-core
Active Cores 4C 3C 2C 1C
Max Intel® Turbo Boost Bin Upside 6 7 9 10
Max Intel® Turbo Boost Frequency 2.6 2.7 2.9 3
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Matrix
2nd 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 Bin Upside 3 3 4 5 6 6 0 0 0 2 6 9 11 12
Max Intel® Turbo Boost 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 Bin Upside 4 5 7 8 2 3 4 4 3 4 5 5
Max Intel® Turbo Boost 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
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 Bin Upside 3 3 4 5 6 6 1 1 2 2 1 2 3 4
Max Intel® Turbo Boost 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 Bin Upside 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 5 9 10
Max Intel® Turbo Boost 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
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 Bin Upside 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2
Max Intel® Turbo Boost 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 Bin Upside 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2
Max Intel® Turbo Boost 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 Bin Upside 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 4 5
Max Intel® Turbo Boost 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 Bin Upside 2 2 4 5 0 0 6 7 2 2 4 5
Max Intel® Turbo Boost 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 Bin Upside 0 0 6 7 1 1 4 5
Max Intel® Turbo Boost Frequency 2.53 2.53 3.33 3.46 2.93 2.93 3.33 3.46

Related Topics:
Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processor comparison chart
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition turbo boost frequency table
Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processor turbo boost frequency table

This applies to:

Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processor

Solution ID: CS-032279
Last Modified: 19-Nov-2013
Date Created: 06-Feb-2011
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