Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Raspberry Pi - Introducing turbo mode: up to 50% more performance for free

I have to admit that I didn't see this coming, my personal rule with embedded systems is that they are designed for a job and if you try to bend it then don't be surprised if it breaks. However it's happy days for P users, it seems that you CAN make yours got 50% faster, all through changes to the software, who would have thought it?

"We’ve been doing a lot of work to understand the impact of voltage and temperature on lifetime, and are now able to offer a “turbo mode”, which dynamically enables overclock and overvolt under the control of a cpufreq driver, without affecting your warranty. We are happy that the combination of only applying turbo when busy, and limiting turbo when the BCM2835′s internal temperature reaches 85°C, means there will be no measurable reduction in the lifetime of your Raspberry Pi."

For full article see http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/2008

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