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What's the difference between Intel Turbo Boost and AMD Turbo Core?

I have read around, but don't fully understand it.

From what i read.

Intel's implementation allows the CPU to specifically accelerate one or more cores, AMD’s approach only accelerates three cores in the case of a six-core CPU and only two with quad-core processors.
While AMD basically reduces clock speed and voltage for inactive cores, Intel can physically shut them down.
While AMD's six-core processors access 6 MB of shared L3 cache, Intel's architecture currently offers a massive 12 MB repository. If you switch off individual cores, the remaining active processing units can still access the full 12 MB L3.

Can someone explain in a basic way?
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AMD turbo core explained:



Intel Turbo Boost explained:



They are both essentially the same thing.
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They must be different some how
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I think you explained it in a basic way yourself.
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Yes I did explain it but I wanted to know if those differences were correct as the article I got that from was written in min 2010 and taking about phenom 2. I don't know if that is the case with turbo core core anymore.
I have taken not of the comment that there is no differences But wouldn't the technology be patented so it can't be copied there for not turbo boost and turbo core do not work in the same way?
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