12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors Datasheet, Volume 1 of 2
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 allows the processor IA core/processor graphics core to opportunistically and automatically run faster than the processor IA core base frequency/processor graphics base frequency if it is operating below power, temperature, and current limits. The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 feature is designed to increase the performance of both multi-threaded and single-threaded workloads.
Compared with previous generation products, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 will increase the ratio of application power towards Processor Base Power (a.k.a TDP) and also allows to increase power above Processor Base Power (a.k.a TDP) as high as PL2 for short periods of time. Thus, thermal solutions and platform cooling that are designed to less than thermal design guidance might experience thermal and performance issues since more applications will tend to run at the maximum power limit for significant periods of time.