CPU speeds and turbo boost for CPUs explained


There was a time when the CPU speeds was all there was to know about these important pieces of hardware, but now we need to take more things into account like: power consumption, cores, frequency, operations per cycle, cache memory, video processing and so on. Tech Quickie guides us a bit through the history of the CPU.

Right now, CPUs are able to run to full speed with a core and keep the other cores at minimum. They are using only as much power as they need and do not run at full throttle all the time. AS I already said in another blog post, I like the FX processors from AMD because they don’t have to handle video signals too, they only do core processing.

I’m still an old fashioned guy who likes to see that the CPU does processing and that the video card is handling graphics. Have fun!

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