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Question about processor speed

2013-05-07, 5:48 AM

When I bought my W530 the specs said "Intel Core i7-3740QM Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz)"

Under syste settings, however it states "Intel Core i7-3740QM CPU @ 2.7 GHz"

 

Why the difference in speed?

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Re: Question about processor speed

2013-05-07, 13:50 PM

"up to 3.70 GHz" is marketing-speak by Intel

http://ark.intel.com/products/70847

 

It means the CPU clock speed is 2.7GHz, but in certain ideal conditions (turbo boost) it can go up to 3.70 GHz.

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