Tech Bytes: Turbo Technologies

Tech Bytes discusses turbo technologies with a subject matter expert and how they improve performance for the 11th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processor family.



Hello, hello, and welcome back to another episode of Intel Tech Bytes, where we take technical information and break it up into bite-sized pieces. I'm your host, Lexy Marques. With our focus still on 11th Gen Intel Core desktop processors, our topic today is on turbo technologies. Without further ado, I'd love to introduce that one, the only, Johnnie Rodriques.

Hey, Lexy, glad to be here today.

Thanks so much, Johnnie, I'm super excited about today's topics covering these technologies. These technologies being Intel turbo Boost 2.0, Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, and Intel Thermal Velocity Boost. All right, Johnnie, I'll let you take it away with the first technology I mentioned, Intel Turbo Boost 2.0.

Thanks, Lexy. Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 is featured on most second gen and newer Intel Core desktop processors. Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 is the technology that allows our processors to run above the base frequency of the processor for heavy workloads. The frequency is dependent on the maximum turbo frequency of the processor, the workload, and the environment. So sometimes, that frequency will vary.

So that's Intel Turbo Boost 2.0. Now what about Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0? And are they similar?

Yeah, Lexy, they are very similar. Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 is an enhancement of Intel Turbo Boost 2.0. During manufacturing we identify the best course on the processor. We then allow those cores to boost higher and direct those critical workloads to those boosted cores. Also, as you go up the product line, the best processors have more cores capable of using Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0.

I see. An enhancement, got it. So what about Intel Thermal Velocity Boost. Is that related? Or is this a new feature for the 11th Gen 10 Intel Core desktop processors?

Yeah, Lexy, Intel Thermal Velocity Boost is a new feature that we've added to our 11th Gen Intel Core desktop processors. This technology allows, when the conditions are right and the processor is cool enough, to boost up to 200 megahertz past those maximum frequencies for a short period of time. For those platforms that are designed with enhanced thermal solutions, we can take advantage of it. That includes some of those really fancy DIY builds that we've seen people do.

Gotcha, thanks. You defining these technologies is so helpful, and really quick and easy to understand, versus me going to read a white paper. So if I was to jot all of this down on a flash card in my mind, what points are the most important? Would there be one thing that you'd want to emphasize?

Yeah, Lexy, I would probably say most of our Intel Core desktop processors have Intel Turbo Boost 2.0, and as you move up the product line, you can get those additional features, like Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 and Intel Thermal Velocity Boost. And you can take advantage of them without having to do any special configuration.

Thanks again, Johnnie.

Thanks for having me here, Lexy.

Just a reminder for all of you, if you're looking for more information on turbo technologies, check out your Resource Portal. Thanks again, and don't forget to tune into the next episode of Intel Tech Bytes.