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Question about clock boosting

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Posted · Original PosterOP

If manufacturers can temporarily increase the clock speed of a GPU or CPU, why can't they just keep it at those clocks speeds all the time? Is the problem stability, power consumption, thermals? All of the above? Something else entirely? 

Also, could I overclock these to their boost clock speeds? (I don't have the cooling for overclocking, but I want to know anyway)

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2 minutes ago, CreativeName642 said:

Is the problem stability, power consumption, thermals? All of the above? Something else entirely? 

Mainly power consumption and thermal. 

One could argue degradation of the chips as well, but I don't think that would have been a large issue.


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They can. That's why the current "base clock" and "turbo" specs make no sense especially with Intel.


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Just now, Kilrah said:

They can. That's why the current "base clock" and "turbo" specs make no sense especially with Intel.

So then why to they do it? Marketing?

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Yep...


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9 minutes ago, CreativeName642 said:

hy can't they just keep it at those clocks speeds all the time?

power budget, with ryzen its CPU degredation related, and the want to keep power even lower when not under load. 

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2 minutes ago, Kilrah said:

They can. That's why the current "base clock" and "turbo" specs make no sense especially with Intel.

what doesnt make sense about them?

 

if anything its ryzen which doesnt make a lot of sense considering its high boost clocks really arent achieved during anything that can be described as a "workload"

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I mentioned my thoughts in that thread from there on: 

 

 


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It's annoying because it badly affects the TDP of modern Laptops IMO. Builders end up designing the cooling for the base clock and no headroom for the turbo speeds.


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19 hours ago, CreativeName642 said:

If manufacturers can temporarily increase the clock speed of a GPU or CPU, why can't they just keep it at those clocks speeds all the time? Is the problem stability, power consumption, thermals? All of the above? Something else entirely? 

Also, could I overclock these to their boost clock speeds? (I don't have the cooling for overclocking, but I want to know anyway)

You can. It's called overclocking.

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