View Full Version : [all variants] Turbo Boost Technology

April 18th, 2009, 10:14 AM
I just read about a piece of technology called Turbo Boost Technology (http://www.madshrimps.be/vbulletin/f22/intel-core-i5-cpu-specs-prices-reported-63032/), that will be included in Intels core i5, that will be released later this year.

This will allow dynamic overclocking of one ore more processor cores (for the 2.8Ghz version this is 3.46Ghz for example), if the operating system demands it.

How likely is it that Ubuntu will be able to make use of this technology?

April 18th, 2009, 02:10 PM
I think this is a hardware feature, means the processor does the Turbo Boost thing itself... So it would work under any operating system...

Altough, im not sure!


September 9th, 2009, 07:50 AM
Hi, i was curious about this to, in this article at least the i5 and the i7 8xx seems to be troublesome http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=intel_p55&num=4 and gives performance issues until turned off.
On my own rig, with a X58 chipset and a i7 920 i don't see this happening (phew :P) although i never ever have been able to push this system to a point where it needs the turbo boost feature.

I am sure that in the near future the will be a fix for this, as the X55 chipset starts to be more used the developers will jump in ;-)

September 9th, 2009, 07:55 AM
Thanks For this information.