Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Monitor

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  1. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

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    All you Intel Core i5 - i7 processor owners out there will want to check out this Turbo Boost Technology Monitor gadget to us with the Windows 7 / Vista sidebar. The gadget weighs in at just over 18MB so grab it if you want it, tell us what you think.

     
  2. DanNeely

    DanNeely 2[H]4U

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    Turbo boost, like speed step does not mix well with serious OCing.
     
  3. Pieter3dnow

    Pieter3dnow [H]ardness Supreme

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    Turbo boost KITT ?

    With flashy indicators , maybe they can make one where if you get boosted it show a lady(or man if your preferences go that way) naked when it doesnt she can be fully clothed. COOOOOOOOOL
     
  4. snaggletooth

    snaggletooth [H]ardness Supreme

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  5. hellokeith

    hellokeith Limp Gawd

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    With a 1920x1080p WMV of Elephant's Dream, it steps my little i5 from 2.67 GHz up to 3.08 GHz. Thaz not so bad, free overclocking, kinda cool I guess.
     
  6. cheweyallen

    cheweyallen n00b

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    What I find amusing is that Intel's app ony shows when the turbo boost is used to make your processor speed faster than stock.

    It maintains that your speed is stock even when the actual speed may be less than stock due to the multiplier being lowered for power savings.

    As an example, my processor reads 1203.7 MHz with a multiplier of 9.0x from CPU-Z while the Intel app reads 2.80 GHz.
     
  7. rei1574

    rei1574 Gawd

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    This app is awful
     
  8. Terminus

    Terminus [H]ard|Gawd

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    I expected a little more than an image of the CPU and a bar graph for an 18mb download :(

    CPU-Z does it better and more accurate :cool:

    oh and <3 Turbo mode... saves me power and steps my game up on the fly :D
     
  9. R0N1

    R0N1 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Well, quite pointless, and 20MB for that app? But I hope they make it somewhat more useful.
     
  10. Salavat23

    Salavat23 Gawd

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    If they need 18MB to make that, I can just imagine what would happen if they released Larabee and it came with 800MB sized drivers.
     
  11. rei1574

    rei1574 Gawd

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    Any other feedback guys? I have some connections and I would like to share this feedback directly with the team..
     
  12. Diarrg

    Diarrg Limp Gawd

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    Agreed with above. Not very useful in the least. It's aimed at a non-existent audience: people who don't overclock wouldn't know what to do with it or what it means, whereas people who do OC can't use Turbo-Boost. People who know what it means and don't OC don't need this app because it's inaccurate and lacking quality information.
     
  13. Anemone

    Anemone Gawd

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    Could be useful for the mobile I7's
     
  14. terryww

    terryww n00b

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    is there any alternative for linux?