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You can get the processor generation by running the following command in Terminal: sysctl machdep.cpu.brand_string If the output contains a dash and a number after your "iX"-Core model, the first digit after the slash is the processor generation. See: Intel® Processor Numbers: Laptop, Desktop, and Mobile Device Examples: 2nd Generation : Intel(R) Core(TM)...


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This is a technology called Hyperthreading those i5 chips support. It means two threads can run simultaneously on each core resulting in two additional virtual cores. OS X's Activity Monitor only shows virtual cores, not physical cores. Likewise, a quad-core chip has eight virtual cores and that's what's presented in Activity Monitor. To sum it up: 1 CPU ...


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Intel Intrinsics are really just a library that provides easier access to a number of Intel instructions sets - such as SSE (Streaming SIMD Extensions), AVX, etc. - for C programmers. The goal is to be able to utilise these instruction sets for parallelisation, etc. without having to do low-level assembly programming by hand. The ARM platform has similar ...


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Indeed there is a solution, but you have to have Xcode installed. Search for "Instruments" with Spotlight (cmd+space), open the application and go to the preferences (cmd+,). Select the "CPUs" tab and untick "Hardware Multi-Threading". However, after restarting your Mac it will be enabled again.


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The key phrase that you alluded to was "...shows the base frequency as 1.3GHz" (emphasis mine). From the Intel Ark spec sheet link you provided Processor Base Frequency Processor Base Frequency describes the rate at which the processor's transistors open and close. The processor base frequency is the operating point where TDP is defined. ...


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You can't. It's activated dynamically based on the workload. There's nothing you can enable that turns on Turbo Boost. From Intel's Website for the i7-640M Processor found in the 17" Mid 2010 MacBook Pro: Intel® Turbo Boost Technology dynamically increases the processor's frequency as needed by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom to give ...


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Check out the Intel Power Gadget. It provides info about the processor frequency in GHz and Processor Power in W.


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Looking at your memory usage you don't need more RAM. To answer your questions: Apps may open faster if you are running lots of heavy duty apps, like Photoshop, Xcode, etc… I doubt you'd see much of an increase in the FPS in games. That depends on the video card and how well the game is written. Overall performance increase would probably be minimal. The ...


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It will not work with a Xeon processor. The CPU you should get is anything from the Haswell line of CPUs. If I were doing the upgrade, I would install an Core i7 (4771).


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Intel announced via press release that the patched CPUs will be integrated into their hardware in the 8th generation chips shipping the second half of 2018: These changes will begin with our next-generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors (code-named Cascade Lake) as well as 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors expected to ship in the second half of 2018....


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Zero is Ideal Ideally, your kiosk application should use 0% CPU when not actively being used. It is unlikely you will achieve this without considerable effort but even a target of 5 – 10% use is good. At 150% constant CPU use, the application would likely be considered faulty by Apple's Mac App Store reviewers – and by many customers. Hints: Offload to ...


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Golden Rule: No Mac can run an OS older than the OS it shipped with. The hardware drivers do not exist, as the hardware wasn't invented at the time. From Snow Leopard Server 10.6/Lion 10.7 you could virtualise it in Parallels etc, but nothing before that.


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Since your comment mentions that you're really just focused on enabling Terminal (or more accurately not desktop)... I think that the Intel Power Gadget will help you get your info from Terminal. From Intel: Intel® Power Gadget also provides a C/C++ Application Programming Interface (API) for accessing this power and frequency data in your program; the ...


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I'm the owner of Intel Power Gadget on macOS. Which core's frequency and temperature are shown by the Intel Power Gadget tool? On any Intel processor prior to Icelake, all cores run at the same frequency. In the current version of Power Gadget, frequency is read from a package scope register, so it's not reading a specific core's frequency. A future ...


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Update: Intel Power Gadget for Mac v3.6.2 should resolve this issue: https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-power-gadget I'm the owner of Intel Power Gadget for Mac. Please contact me at powergadget@intel.com so I can work with you to debug this issue.


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Looks like you have all you will need already, you were just missing the following bits of information. You should checkout a Ubuntu instructions for Intel Macs, so no need to worry about a BIOS your running EFI. Ubuntu for Intel Macs and additionally the Ubuntu Intel Mac CommunityHelpPages looks to be loaded with lots of resources that you might find ...


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Instructions for installing Snow Leopard (and Rosetta) into Parallels 7 in Lion: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1365439


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As you can see in the image below from ifixit, the 2013 Retina Macbook Pro does have a kind of M.2 PCI-E SSD. (It is the black rectangle the person is holding.) However Apple uses proprietary firmware on those SSDs, so only SPECIFICALLY Mac compatible drives will work such as these these and these. This Ifixit guide shows you how to install a new drive, ...


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I have to think this is a bit of an X Y question in that "What are you going to do once you get this number?" and want to answer that directly, but let's dive a bit into what you're trying to measure. CPU interrupts on macOS are shaped in intervals of 150 ms and much of this detail is public from WWDC 2013 and later on power management, App Nap (Session 209 ...


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Fixing all timing side-channel attacks on systems which use aggressive speculation is still a research topic. But there are reportedly fixes in Intel processor microcode (some in cooperation with some OS fixes) which make some of these side-channel attacks more difficult and/or slower.


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It seems that nobody has actually bothered to read the question properly. The poster wishes to know HOW to remove the apps. The answer in most cases is to simply drag the apps to the trash. There may be some left over preference files but these will generally do no harm.


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Well obviously, yes you can. Why would you keep them ?


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I successfully bought and installed a 16GB Patriot kit (2x8GB) of PC3-1600 (12800) in my 15" MBP 8,2 (2.3Ghz Early 2011). Used to have 2x4GB PC3-1333, now it runs 2x8GB at 1600 speeds! No extra software needed, and even Boot Camp (Win 7) had no issues... so far. 48 hours since I installed it, and I feel good. While I know YMMV, just make sure you have HIGHER ...


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Try top -F -n0 -s3 | grep "CPU usage" top display and update sorted information about processes -F do not calculate statistics on shared libraries (frameworks) -n0 display zero processes (because we're not interested in them) -s3 update every 3 seconds (default is 1) grep shows us only the line containing the phrase CPU usage Example Output: $ ...


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The iMac in your screenshot comes with the Intel i5-7360U CPU. The Mac Mini comes with the i3-8100B CPU. If you look at the PassMark benchmark, the i5-7360U CPU benchmarks at 5823 passmarks multi-threaded and 2047 single-threaded. If you look at the Geekbench benchmark, the i5-7360 CPU benchmarks approx. 9075 multi-threaded and 4375 single-threaded. In ...


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According to this article in the Filemaker support database, you should be able to recover your data by converting the v6 database with FileMaker Pro 11 first.


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Unfortunately the Intel Drivers Utility does not work with Mac OS. It is only windows based application. From http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/iduufaq: The Intel Driver Update Utility supports the following operating systems: Windows 8* Windows 7* Windows Vista* Windows XP* Windows Server 2008* Windows Server 2003* Operating systems not ...


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This is a complicated setup which makes troubleshooting a little difficult, so you are going to have to test multiple things and simplify. Also, it sounds like you made your own fusion drive instead of buying an officially supported configuration so it could be that OS X just doesn't support doing this with your drives. Check the state of Core Storage to ...


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I've used http://www.freemacsoft.net/appcleaner/ for years and it works a treat at removing all the files associated with an app in addition to the app itself (but you do have the choice about which of those files you remove). For all the great things about OS X, other OSs definitely have it beat when it comes to uninstalling stuff.


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A bit late, but I'm running the Early 2011 MBP with the 2.0Ghz intel core i7 2635qm (or 2630qm not sure) which by intel does not support 1600Mhz memory. Believe it or not; I've got 16gb ram buzzing at 1600mhz. My about this mac reports I can have two bars of 1600mhz and extended system information reports that my RAM is running at 1600mhz. And by the way, ...


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