Pro 3 i5 only 2.5GHz?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface Pro 3' started by mobius_one, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. mobius_one

    mobius_one New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2014
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    So I have the Surface Pro 3 i5 8gb RAM model, and inside system properties it says the following:
    upload_2014-8-7_16-44-42.png
    I am confused on the actual specs of the processor because of this. On the microsoft store it said 2.9 was the max turbo frequency. If this is true, why does it say 2.50 here? which is the real turbo?

    here is a screenshot of the specs listed on microsoft store (taken with 'send to onenote', which is an awesome application):
    upload_2014-8-7_16-52-43.png
     
  2. TheManWithTheBunnyTattoo

    TheManWithTheBunnyTattoo New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2014
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    3
    i believe it is actually 2.5 GHz with a 2.9GHz turbo boost. The surface can't sustain 2.9GHz, but it can periodically boost to 2.9GHz to make choosing menu options and such more snappy.
     
  3. ctitanic

    ctitanic Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Messages:
    2,194
    Likes Received:
    577
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Hollywood, FL
    My Device:
    SPro3
    I stopped to look at GHz a long time ago. They don't mean that much as the amount of Cores. At least to me.
     
    ipaq_101 likes this.
  4. GreyFox7

    GreyFox7 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2014
    Messages:
    6,331
    Likes Received:
    1,279
    Trophy Points:
    113
    The Intel i5 4300U has a max turbo frequency of 2900 MHz, top non turbo frequency is 2500 MHz

    Base clock is 100 MHz with multipliers from 8 to 29 so you will see it run anywhere from 800 MHz to 2900 MHz.
    Image taken from SP3 i5
    CPUW.PNG
     
  5. Liam2349

    Liam2349 Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2014
    Messages:
    884
    Likes Received:
    132
    Trophy Points:
    43
    My Device:
    SPro3
    Don't worry about the frequency - SP3 has way too many thermal issues to maintain 2.9GHz.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

surface 3 5ghz