1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 13, 2016 2:42 PM by Intel Corporation

    i5 6400 quad core clock rate 2.7 ghz or 3.1ghz?


      Hi guys I am going to build a new rig and I am confused about i5 6400's clock speed. Say in a sustained gaming session of 2 hours, will an i5 6400 run at its quad core turbo boost clock rate of 3.1 ghz or its base clock rate of 2.7 ghz?

        • 1. Re: i5 6400 quad core clock rate 2.7 ghz or 3.1ghz?
          Intel Corporation
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          Hello, wpdrone:


          Bear in mind that this feature will be reached when need it, there is no option to turn it on or off. The maximum turbo frequency indicates the highest possible frequency achievable when conditions allow the processor to enter turbo mode. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology frequency varies depending on workload, hardware, software, and overall system configuration.


          Due to varying power characteristics, some parts with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology may not achieve maximum turbo frequencies when running heavy workloads and using multiple cores concurrently.


          Availability and frequency upside of Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 state depends upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, the following:

          • Type of workload
          • Number of active cores
          • Estimated current consumption
          • Estimated power consumption
          • Processor temperature


          For further reference visit Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0