I find the auto-overclocking technology quite an interesting topic. Maybe it's time to put the auto-OC stuff to some testing ...
Aaah marketing numbers ... ah well.
ASUS has unveiled its latest motherboard innovation, Dual Intelligent Processors, which the company claims will instantly make systems 37-percent faster and make 80-percent energy savings. Found on the ASUS P7P55D-E Deluxe ‘board, among others in the company’s range, the key change is the addition of a “TurboV Processing Unit” (TPU) and an “Energy Processing Unit” (EPU); these take on system-intensive processing and real-time power management, respectively. The TPU system is basically a way of automatically optimising the PC without necessarily having the skills to do so manually; experienced system builders could probably eke out the same performance improvements (or better) but for mainstream consumers it might stretch a little extra grunt out of their CPU. ASUS tested it with a 2.9GHz Core i3-530 processor: without the TPU switched on the CPU scored 8620 in 3DMark Vantage, while with it active it managed 11,782.
As for the EPU, that basically tracks usage and throttles back the system accordingly; when you’re doing low-impact tasks like basic browsing or emailing, ASUS assume, you don’t need your PC running at throttle.