Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Wed 20th Aug 2008 17:13 UTC, submitted by Vito Melecka
Intel Intel unveiled a power gate feature incorporating a "turbo" mode for its upcoming Nehalem family of processors. With the turbo mode, in a situation where not all the cores are necessary for a particular workload, the ones that are idle will be turned off and power is channeled to the cores that are active, making them more efficient. Intel also showcased the Nehalem-EX for the expandable server market, which consists of eight-core processors on a single die.
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RE: Turbo button!
by John Blink on Thu 21st Aug 2008 02:10 UTC in reply to "Turbo button!"
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I am sure some case accessories company will create a digital display so you know what is happening. They might even include a button that interfaces with software installed in Windows to manually control this feature. (if at all possible).

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