How to get the best out of my quad core i5-8250U?

Souvik Chatterjee

Jan 20, 2015
Processor- intel core i5-8250U
Base speed 1.6 Ghz
Turbo clock upto 3.40 Ghz
When I check the cpu performance during gaming using Intel turbo boost technology monitor, the cpu hits 3.40Ghz at launch, but when I play the game, the Clock drops and fluctuates somewhere around 2.5Ghz to 2.9Ghz.
There must be surely something I can do to improve CPU utility. The single core turbo clock as seen from wiki is 3.40 Ghz. But I don't think the quad core turbo will be as low as 2.5 or 2.9. Something seems amiss. Setting CORE AFFINITY in task manager doesn't help either :/
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

That's pretty normal. The 8250u is a low power processor and limited by how much power it is allowed to use. Your laptop has it limited to the higher performance mode hence why you are hovering between 2.5 and 2.9 ghz which is normal when 4 cores are being used for longer than 5 seconds. At least you didn't get the low performance locked version which runs at 1.6 ghz with high loads.
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