What is Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and How Does it Work?

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05/21/2019

What are you seeing?

What is Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and how does it work?


Environment:

Processors:
Intel® Core™ i5 and i7


How to fix it:

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology is a way to automatically run the processor core faster than the marked frequency. The processor must be working in the power, temperature, and specification limits of the thermal design power (TDP). This results in increased performance of both single and multi-threaded applications. 

There is no need to install any software or application to support Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 
Latest Microsoft OS has natively support for  Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 3.0  and there is no need to install extra drive and application. The CPU feature of Intel Turbo Boost Max is enabled in hardware and pCode. The OS knows this feature of CPU and loads the native driver.

Check ark.intel.com to see if your processor supports ITBM 3.0. There is no way to enable or disable ITBM 3.0 feature of a processor as it is enabled in hardware and pCode. You can run a tool like Intel Extreme Utility to monitor the ITBM frequency of a CPU.

More frequently asked questions on Intel® Turbo Boost Technology


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