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Old 02-12-2010
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How to differentiate turbo boost and overclocking

I am giving the impression of being at receiving a Core i5-650 early in 2010. I have comprised and read regarding the Turbo Boost characteristic, additional than I am not excessively impressed by the 2 x 133mHz clock step changes by means of the intention of it seems competent of creating (the i5-650 is rated at 3200mHz, rising to 3467mHz by means of maximum turbo). Yes I be familiar by means of Core i3 is slower, additional than I expect they might be clocked up to 3200mHz or slightly additional by means of extremely diminutive trouble. Determine to it be probable to take an i5-650, perhaps you would have comprised to 'hack' the Turbo Boost characteristic and maybe by means of the intention of would not be a superior idea, additional than I tranquil encompass one other question. What is the dissimilarity connecting purchasing a Core i3-540 operating at 3067 MHz and purchasing a Core i3-530 (2933 MHz) for dollar 20 less and overclocking it by 133 MHz. Is by means of the intention of the entire Intel would do to produce the i3-540, or would they create some additional changes to the chip.
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Re: How to differentiate turbo boost and overclocking

Even though this was regarding CPUs, when I joined up immediately at present I seem to have comprised mysteriously missed the overclocking section of the discussion where this would almost certainly be the majority suitably position. If several admin desire to shift it there I am positively not going to complain. No you not be able to revolutionize the number of steps the cpu creates, it is similar to a locked multiplier situation . Additional than you be able to put out of action it , and overclock the CPU . The most excellent way would be to purchase cheapest i3 and oc it as much as probable. The turbo is not desirable , and besides by means of the intention of its essentially a hindrance at high overclocks . Even additional "value" would be to acquire the rumored Pentium G6950 for 87 dollars at 21x133=2.8 ghz, and overclock it. It would be fun to observe the shootout connecting amd's "value" dual and tri core processors without going head to head in opposition to probably cheap i3 processors.
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Re: How to differentiate turbo boost and overclocking

A turbo by means of additional 'range' might offer energy savings when you do not necessitate the power and lots of speed when you do necessitate it. As presently proposed the 'two-step' turbo does not seem worth the money, additional than does seem similar to a wasted opportunity. To me, enthusiastically managed overclocking seems similar to a fair idea. Yes, I read regarding the i5 overclock. I in addition read by means of the intention of a number of sites got their hands on an i3-540 and it demonstrated similar potential. Google determine to tell you the entire regarding it. I do presently observe myself receiving an i3. Tell me, what's the dissimilarity connecting a lightly overclocked 530 and a stock 540. I have comprised to admit by means of the intention of I am not a actually a gamer, and for me a massive overclock (at the same time as slightly fascinating) would almost certainly not be worth it.
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Re: How to differentiate turbo boost and overclocking

The difference at stock connecting any two chips is guaranteed smallest amount stable speed , this is called "product binning" of you get a victorious overclock of a 530 to 540 speeds than there is NO dissimilarity . It is essentially superior with the intention of you do not require a massive overclock , for the reason by means of the intention of higher binned chips are probable to result in higher MAX overclocks , additional than such kind of max overclocks would necessitate exotic cooling methods anyway similar to liquid N2 etc . By means of the intention of is why most of them take a superior old i7 920 and overclock it by means of decent air cooler , and the resulting overclock is sufficient for many people.
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Re: How to differentiate turbo boost and overclocking

A utopian turbo characteristic would be this the user immediately identify a power draw limit and places a cooling solution on the cpu , and the cpu be supposed to be familiar by means of its own voltage limits , and energetic temperature commencing sensors , and overclocks itself to the max speed bins obtainable . The processors previously be able to revolutionize the voltage enthusiastically. The tribulations would be for marketing folks, the tech community in amd or Intel would feel affection for this. Most of them would not necessitate the hours of prime95 testing, multiple reboots by means of this sort of "turbo unleashed". Just revolutionize the cooler and get dissimilar results mechanically. Most cpus are superior on the additional end of the spectrum, when it comes to saving power when idle.
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Re: How to differentiate turbo boost and overclocking

The one obsession a higher turbo would do (considering it runs the similar as an i920) is give a higher multiplier when you overclock, which if completed similar to I do would permit a lower idle speed when the entire power saving characteristic are facilitated to run the similar overclock. I run my 920 by means of a bclk of 191 which provide me a load velocity of 4000 and an idle velocity of 2290 and load vcore of 1.36 and idle of 1.136 by means of HT facilitated and 1.296 load and idle of 1.12 by means of HT put out of action. It would be pleasant to encompass one of the tremendous chips immediately to get the high multi so by means of the intention of you might utilize 30 as a multi to get 4000 cpu speed at load and merely 1600 at idle or encompass a lower multi as a minimum on the entire the I series chips which might accomplish the similar thing.
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