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Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition
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 technology by clicking on the links below:

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

Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition Turbo Boost Frequencies
Processor i7-4960X - 3.60 GHz i7-3970X - 3.50 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 2 3 3 4 2 2 3 3 5 5
Max Intel® Turbo Boost Frequency 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.9 4 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.8 4 4
Processor i7-3960X - 3.30 GHz i7-990X - 3.46 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 3 3 5 5 6 6 1 1 1 1 2 2
Max Intel® Turbo Boost Frequency 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.73 3.73
Processor i7-980X - 3.33 GHz i7-975 - 3.33 i7-965 - 3.20
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 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2
Max Intel® Turbo Boost Frequency 3.46 3.46 3.46 3.46 3.6 3.6 3.46 3.46 3.46 3.6 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.46

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

This applies to:

Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition

Solution ID: CS-032277
Last Modified: 19-Nov-2013
Date Created: 03-Feb-2011
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