Intel Turbo Boost Technology Monitor, Intel core processor utility that utilizes Intel Turbo Boost Technology to run the processor core faster than the marked frequency if the part is operating under power, temperature, and current specifications limits of the Thermal Design Power (TDP).
When the Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processor is operating below these limits and the user’s workload demands additional performance, the processor frequency will dynamically increase by 133 MHz on short and regular intervals until the upper limit is met or the maximum possible upside for the number of active cores is reached.
Once installed Intel Turbo Technology monitor, it will provides windows gadget interfaces called Intel Turbo Boost Technology Monitor, which provides simple display of increase in processor frequency when applications request while Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers more performance.
What factors influence Intel Turbo Boost Technology operation?
While Intel® Turbo Boost Technology availability is independent of the number of active cores, the operation is dependent on having headroom (cores operating under TDP) available in one or more cores. The amount of time the system spends in turbo boost will ultimately depend on workload, operating environment, and platform design.
Which Intel processor families support Intel Turbo Boost Technology?
- Intel Core i7 mobile and desktop processors
- Intel Core i7 processor extreme edition
- Intel Core i7 mobile processor extreme edition
- Intel Core i5 mobile and desktop processors
Supported Operating Systems:
Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1 & 2.
Microsoft Windows 7