Intel Dynamic Acceleration

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Intel Dynamic Acceleration (IDA) sometimes called Dynamic Acceleration Technology (DAT) is a technology created by Intel Corp. in certain multi-core Intel microprocessors. It increases the clock rate of a single core for every two cores above its base operating frequency if the other cores are idle. It is designed for single threaded programs to run faster on multi-core Intel microprocessors. Intel later released a version of IDA called enhanced Dynamic Acceleration Technology (eDAT) for its quad core processors that boosts the performance of 2 cores when only 2 cores are being utilized.


Intel Dynamic Acceleration was first released with the Core 2 Duo mobile processor line, as new microprocessor lines were released, Intel changed the technology and naming scheme slightly.

Dual Dynamic Acceleration[edit]

With the introduction of quad core processors, Intel modified IDA and released Dual Dynamic Acceleration (DDA).

Intel Turbo Boost[edit]

The later released Nehalem microarchitecture of Intel microprocessors made additional changes to the original IDA and released an improved version called Intel Turbo Boost.

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