The Performance Impact Of Turbo Boost On Linux
After the tests this weekend of Intel Hyper Threading and core scaling with the new Intel Xeon E3 "Skylake" processor, I proceeded to do some Turbo Boost benchmarking.
Namely, I ran a set of open-source Linux benchmarks when the Xeon E3 1280 v5 was running in its default mode with four cores plus Hyper Threading and Intel EIST+TB enabled and then again when disabling Turbo Boost support from the BIOS. The Xeon E3 1280 v5 has a 3.7GHz base frequency and 4.0GHz boost frequency. The 80 Watt TDP processor was cooled by a Arctic Freezer i11.