Intel Launches 13th Gen Core i9 Processors: Know More About AB and TVB Technologies

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A few days ago, Intel launched a 13th Gen Core i9 Processor — the 13900KS with 24 cores for content generation and gaming purposes. This has brought to the fore the attention to the company’s latest Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB) and Adaptive Boost (AB) technologies.

Intel recently launched its new Core i9 processor. The new processor provides users with 24 cores and a 6 GHz maximum frequency without overclocking. These new processors are compatible with Z-series motherboards and provide support for DDR4 and DDR5. 

The new processors come with a combined 20 PCLe lanes, a base power of 150 W, 16 efficiency cores, 8 performance cores, and 32 threads, allowing superior performance for high-end content creation and gaming users.

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How TVB and AB Tech Work

In general, processors comprise billions of transistors that form logic circuits for basic math functions. These transistors need to be turned off and on at a rapid pace based on a set clock frequency. The TVB and AB technologies enable improvements to clock speeds.

As per Intel’s blogOpens a new window , the Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB) technology increases the clock frequency of single and multi-core processor cores by around 100 MHz if the CPU is operating at 70 degrees C or less. This boost lasts for a short period till the processor’s temperature limits are reached.

Unlike TVB, Adaptive Boost (AB) tech is only used for processors with three or more cores. Like TVB, AB comes into play when the CPU temperature is below 100 degrees C. In lower temperature settings, AB tech can boost clock frequencies in increments of 100 MHz to a total of 300 MHZ, continuing till thermal limits are reached.

These advances in clock frequency can be optimally supported by the use of cooling tech such as Intel’s Cryo Cooling, especially in systems that run high-resolution, gaming, large datasets, and workloads on multiple threads.

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