Frequently Asked Questions about Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0

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05/07/2020

Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 is a combination of software and hardware coupled with information stored in the processor.  It identifies and directs workloads to the fastest core on the die first.

The Windows* operating system (OS) has native support for Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0. Make sure you upgrade your Windows OS to the latest version.

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Q: Do I need to install any software (or driver) to get Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 to run in my system?

No.  No need to install any driver.  Make sure you upgrade your Windows OS to the latest version, and your processor supports Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0.

Q: Is Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 enabled automatically or do I need to install it?

The Windows OS has native support for Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 and the feature is enabled automatically. The processor feature Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 is enabled in the hardware and p-code. The OS knows this feature of the processor and loads the native support. There's no need to enable in the BIOS or OS. Running a tool like Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel® XTU) can monitor the processor's  Intel® Turbo Boost Max 3.0 frequency.

Q: What is the difference between Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 and Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0?

Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 allows for higher frequencies with single-core turbo when compared to Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0.

Requirements

Q: What are requirements for Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0?

Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 requires:

  • A supported processor
  • Latest Windows® 10 x64 – RS5 Edition or later

Q: Which Intel® Core™ Processors support Intel® Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Technology?

  • Intel® Core™ i7-69xx/68xx Processor Family
  • Intel® Core™ i9-7900X/i9-7920X/i9-7940X/i9-7960X/i9-7980XE/i7-7820X/i7-9800X
  • Intel® Core™ i9-9820X/i9-99x0XE/i9-99x0X
  • Intel® Core™ i9-10980XE/i9-10940X/i9-10920X/i9-10900X
  • Intel® Core™ i9-10900KF/i9-10900F/i9-10900F/i9-10900/i7-10700KF/i7-10700F/i7-10700F/i7-10700
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-1600 v4 Product Family (single-socket only)

Q: Does Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 work on any Microsoft* 32-bit operating systems?

We haven't validated this technology on any Microsoft* 32-bit operating system. We don't currently support those platforms.

 

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