Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Patches Updated For Linux 4.9
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 20 October 2016 at 07:39 PM EDT. 4 Comments
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Intel has updated its currently out-of-tree Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 patches for compatibility against the Linux 4.9-rc1 kernel plus made other improvements to the code.

These patches have been worked on the past few months after Intel PR initially claimed no TBM 3.0 Linux support. The patches have gone through several public revisions but sadly didn't make it for integration into the mainline Linux 4.9 kernel.

But the V6 patches are now out with support for 4.9-rc1 plus making other improvements for supporting this performance-boosting technology found on newer CPUs such as the Broadwell-E Core i7 6800K.

I'll be trying these latest patches against Linux 4.9 on my i7-6800K shortly for seeing how it affects the performance. Hopefully these patches will be mainlined for Linux 4.10.
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