Looks like Penryn will get single-threaded frequency boost

Article: ISSCC 2007: A Brief Survey
By: Anonymous1 (anon.delete@this.anon.anon), March 28, 2007 11:03 am
Room: Moderated Discussions
David Kanter (dkanter@realworldtech.com) on 3/26/07 wrote:
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>Anonymous1 (anon@anon.anon) on 3/26/07 wrote:

>>There could be a similar problem for Barcelona. Is it >conceivable that within
>>a given TDP, the maximum frequency for single-threaded code >is higher than the maximum
>>frequency for code that loads all four cores? If so, how >would the CPU be labeled for sales?
>
>Foxton can increase the frequency of the process, in very fine steps. I believe
>it was originally going to work in steps of 200/64 or something along those lines.
>Barcelona is probably just reducing the clock multiplier and then adjusting the voltage accordingly.
>
>It's not clear if they are using dynamic measurements to determine the voltage.
>
>However, marketing the part isn't a problem. If you have a 2GHz Barcelona, all
>cores can run at 2GHz. However, if you aren't fully loading the cores, they might
>run slower. It would never exceed 2GHz by any substantial amount though.
>
>DK

It looks like Intel is addressing this by calling the enhanced frequency for single-threaded code the "turbo bin". According to this slide, it should be available on Penryn.

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