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Speedstep vs Turbo Boost?

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What's the difference between the two? I feel like they're the same
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Google it.

Speedstep downclocks the processor.

Turbo overclocks the processor based on the amount of cores in use.
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Speedstep is for to lower power usage based on the load of the processor.

Turbo boost increase processor speed based on how much load the system is getting.
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the above posters are correct.

we will use the 2500k for my examples.

it is a 3.3GHz when speedstep kicks in, it down clocks it to 1.6GHz
You can change the turbo multiplier in this chip from 33 to (in my case) 48
and get a 4.8 GHz chip when the turbo kicks in. (or when speedstep de-activates)
    
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Awesome! Thanks for your quick replies!
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AMD's equivalent to Speedstep is Cool 'n Quiet - They are energy-conserving states that the processor enables when idling or under light loads.
    
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