12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors

Datasheet, Volume 1 of 2

ID 655258
Date 08/08/2022
Document Table of Contents

Assured Power (cTDP)

Note:Assured Power) availability may vary between the different SKUs.

With Assured Power, the processor is capable of altering the maximum sustained power with an alternate processor IA core base frequency. Assured Power allows operation in situations where extra cooling is available or situations where a cooler and quieter mode of operation is desired.

cTDP consists of three modes as shown in the following table.

Assured Power Modes

Mode

Description

Processor Base Power

The time-averaged power dissipation that the processor is validated to not exceed during manufacturing while executing an Intel-specified high complexity workload at Base Frequency and at the maximum junction temperature as specified inProcessor Line Power and Frequency Specifications

Note: The System on Chip processor integrates multiple compute cores and I/O on a single package. Platform support for specific usage experiences may require additional concurrency power to be considered when designing the power delivery and thermal sustained system capability.

Maximum Assured Power

Maximum Assured Power ( a.k.a cTDP UP) is a specific processor IA core option, where manufacturing confirms logical functionality within the set of operating condition limits specified for the SKU segment.

Refer to Processor Line Power and Frequency Specifications. The Maximum Assured Power (a.k.a cTDP-Up) Frequency and corresponding Processor Base Power is higher than the processor IA core Base Frequency and SKU Segment Base on the Processor Base Power.

Minimum Assured Power

Minimum Assured Power ( a.k.a cTDP Down) is a specific processor IA core option, where manufacturing confirms logical functionality within the set of operating condition limits specified for the SKU segment.

Refer to Processor Line Power and Frequency Specifications. The Minimum Assured Power ( a.k.a cTDP-Down) Frequency and corresponding Processor Base Power (a.k.a TDP) is lower than the processor IA core Base Frequency and SKU Segment Processor Base Power.

In each mode, the Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 power limits are reprogrammed along with a new OS controlled frequency range. The Intel Dynamic Tuning driver assists in Processor Base Power (a.k.a TDP) operation by adjusting processor PL1 dynamically. The Assured Power (cTDP) mode does not change the maximum per-processor IA core turbo frequency.