Dallas data center. Shadow Boost.
This was also discussed here:
This morning, I experienced very poor CPU performance with nothing but Chrome running. Geekbench showed the following:
Maximum Frequency: 1.18 GHz
BrittaneyFromShadow replied in the post above saying “...at the normal operating frequency of the processor will be under 2.5GHz, but when you use heavy apps or do multitasking the processor can increase the frequency up to 3.4 GHz.”
I did not find this to be the case, at all. Running testufo.com in Chrome, I found that it was pegging every CPU core at 100% and the actual test was performing very poorly. Closing Chrome and then running a game (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare) also showed very poor performance while on its main menu screen (approximately 10fps). Closing and re-opening Geekbench while both programs were running, the “Maximum Frequency” continued to stay at 1.18 GHz even while all CPU cores were at 100%.
Restarting Shadow didn’t change anything. The only thing that made a difference was doing a Shut Down, waiting a bit and then starting Shadow. This gave me a frequency of 3.00 GHz which remained for the lifetime of that Shadow instance… it never went down or up, regardless of workload. Chrome and CoD returned to normal performance levels.
Is there an explanation for this?
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