IntelÂ® Turbo Boost Technology
IntelÂ® Turbo Boost Technology dynamically increases the processor's frequency as needed by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom to give you a burst of speed when you need it, and increased energy efficiency when you donâ€™t.
IntelÂ® Hyper-Threading Technology
IntelÂ® Hyper-Threading Technology (IntelÂ® HT Technology) delivers two processing threads per physical core. Highly threaded applications can get more work done in parallel, completing tasks sooner.
IntelÂ® Virtualization Technology
IntelÂ® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) allows one hardware platform to function as multiple â€œvirtualâ€ platforms. It offers improved manageability by limiting downtime and maintaining productivity by isolating computing activities into separate partitions.
IntelÂ® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
IntelÂ® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) continues from the existing support for IA-32 (VT-x) and ItaniumÂ® processor (VT-i) virtualization adding new support for I/O-device virtualization. Intel VT-d can help end users improve security and reliability of the systems and also improve performance of I/O devices in virtualized environments.
IntelÂ® 64 Architecture
IntelÂ® 64 architecture delivers 64-bit computing on server, workstation, desktop and mobile platforms when combined with supporting software.Â¹ Intel 64 architecture improves performance by allowing systems to address more than 4 GB of both virtual and physical memory.
Idle States (C-states)
Idle States (C-states) are used to save power when the processor is idle. C0 is the operational state, meaning that the CPU is doing useful work. C1 is the first idle state, C2 the second, and so on, where more power saving actions are taken for numerically higher C-states.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStepÂ® Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStepÂ® Technology is an advanced means of enabling high performance while meeting the power-conservation needs of mobile systems. Conventional Intel SpeedStepÂ® Technology switches both voltage and frequency in tandem between high and low levels in response to processor load. Enhanced Intel SpeedStepÂ® Technology builds upon that architecture using design strategies such as Separation between Voltage and Frequency Changes, and Clock Partitioning and Recovery.
IntelÂ® Demand Based Switching
IntelÂ® Demand Based Switching is a power-management technology in which the applied voltage and clock speed of a microprocessor are kept at the minimum necessary levels until more processing power is required. This technology was introduced as Intel SpeedStepÂ® Technology in the server marketplace.
Execute Disable Bit
Execute Disable Bit is a hardware-based security feature that can reduce exposure to viruses and malicious-code attacks and prevent harmful software from executing and propagating on the server or network.