It automatically allows processor cores to run faster than the base operating frequency if it's operating below power, current, and temperature specification limits.
The maximum frequency of Intel® Turbo Boost Technology is dependent on the number of active cores. The amount of time the processor spends in the Intel Turbo Boost Technology state depends on the workload and operating environment.
Any of the following can set the upper limit of Intel® Turbo Boost Technology on a given workload: Number of active cores Estimated power consumption Processor temperature When the processor is tipo turbo below these tipo turbo and the workload demands additional performance, the processor frequency tipo turbo dynamically increase by MHz on short and regular intervals until the upper limit is met or the maximum tipo turbo upside for the number of active cores is reached.
If the unit is not TBT capable, the following error message displays.
Figure : Error message After installing the software, the following gadget is added: Figure : Added gadget When the TBT kicks in, you will see the tipo turbo bar go up: Figure : Gadget progress bar note: If the wrong power supply is tipo turbo, or there is insufficient power supplied to the unit, then the tool might show wrong values or it might not work at all. TBT does not require any drivers to be installed on the unit.