What is Turbo Boost?

Simpy hilarious clip where people try to guess what the Turbo Boost technology is. Warning: put cup of coffee on desk before watching!

One of Intel's big selling points for its Core i5 and Core i7 processors is something called Turbo Boost Technology. It's a feature that dynamically adjusts processor speed if the user needs additional performance, and then saves energy when he/she doesn't.

With Turbo Boost heavily marketed since it debuted with the Intel Core i5 and i7 in January, we wondered how the marketing campaign is coming along as these products enter their first holiday shopping season. So we recently asked salespeople at the computer departments of several Sacramento, Calif. area retailers a simple question: "What is Turbo Boost?" Responses ranged from impressive to yikes. Always purposely standing in front of an Intel Core i5 when the question was posed, here's what we got ...


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Belgium Massman says:

Looks like all the funds put into marketing Turbo Boost really paid off!

TaPaKaH says:

Somehow I don't find this funny. It's like asking an average Joe some term from advanced mathematics and laugh at his guess...

Australia T_M says:

Really none of that was funny at all, and in fact the description of the video doesnt match the content (sales people in front of core i5's VS random shoppers in the street). FAIL and yet it still makes front page hwbot news..............

Belgium Massman says:

Sam OCX said: Somehow I don't find this funny. It's like asking an average Joe some term from advanced mathematics and laugh at his guess...


Advanced mathematics isn't something relevant to the average Joe whereas Turbo Boost is being used in marketing campagnes to promote mainstream processors, which is exactly the type of computer average joes buy.

Belgium Massman says:

T_M said: Really none of that was funny at all, and in fact the description of the video doesnt match the content (sales people in front of core i5's VS random shoppers in the street).

FAIL and yet it still makes front page hwbot news..............


Due to lack of more relevant videos.


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United States G H Z says:

lol @ the clip and comments here, lighten up fellas.

United States Linuxfan says:

the guy saying he heard about it in computer class like 2 years ago :D lol

United States [UC OC] Karmakazi says:

Noooo! My secret Pi tweak for unbeatable efficiency has been unmasked! (smash it on the floor!)

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