We know that Intel has a lock on gaming performance for the moment, games tend to like a higher clock CPU. Intel Turbo Boost 3 will likely keep Intel in the lead with gaming for the foreseeable future. AMD’s XFR is like Intel’s Turbo Boost because turbo boost has been on the market and on Intel CPU for quite some time before XFR.
AMD XFR will boost the CPU up to it’s thermal limit without crashing but there’s a catch. It will only boost 1 core if you have an 8 core Ryzen 1800X, you’ll see 1 core boost while the other 7’s are not. What Turbo Boost 3.0 will do is take 2 cores and boost it up to 4.5 ghz.
However, there’s one thing it only works with game that uses only 4 cores, most games only use 1 to 4 cores anyways so, this technology is pretty awesome for gamers that need the most frames and performance from their CPU. This is a pretty baddass technology by Intel because if you are a content creator you really don’t have to sacrifice your core counts and having a low clock rate.
You can now play games and be a content creator at the same time using that one CPU purchase which could be 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 core CPU. Good moves by Intel because it keeps the gamers on Intel side for the moment because Intel CPU will likely maintain the gaming crown for the most frames, the higher clock.
AMD have to really chip away at this by lowering their prices of their CPU just to offset that technology so, it’s going to be interesting to see. Intel is fighting back and that is a good thing. Let us know your thoughts on it in the comment section below.