5 Replies Latest reply on Oct 5, 2015 1:56 PM by JFFulcrum

    Is base processor frequency still an important spec since we have Turbo Boost now?


      I am buying a new laptop. Trying to decide on last two models which are identical, except that one has i5-5200U vs the other has i5-5250U. Since I won't be using the computer for graphically intensive work, the only relevant difference to me seems like the base frequency. 5200 has a base frequency of 2.2GHz whereas 5250 has a base frequency of 1.6GHz. However, both have the same max turbo boost frequency. So I wonder, if I get the one with 5250, will I observe a worse performance? Or does the turbo boost kicks in immediately when its needed and hence, I don't observe a lower performance? Thank you for your time.