Turbo Boost Switcher
Turbo Boost Switcher
2.9.1

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Turbo Boost Switcher2.9.1

18 February 2020

Allows users to enable and/or disable the Turbo Boost feature.

Overview

Turbo Boost Switcher is a little application for Mac computers that allows to enable and/or disable the Turbo Boost feature. It installs a precompiled kernel extension (32 or 64 bits depending on your system) that updates the Turbo Boost MSR register, so It will ask for your admin password when using it. It’s installed on your Mac status bar.

  • Visually know if Turbo Boost is enabled or disabled at any time.
  • Enable / Disable Turbo Boost manually, getting up to a 25% more battery life and lowering down the CPU Temp up to 20ºC. (check this).
  • Configure it to disable Turbo Boost automatically at launch.
  • Enable / Disable Turbo Boost automatically for a set of apps (only on Pro version).
  • Set default mode for Turbo Boost Enabled or not (On or Off)
  • Disable Turbo Boost when battery charger is not connected (only on Pro version).
  • OSX Notifications integration (only on Pro version).
  • Asks for root password only once (only on Pro version).
  • Check your CPU temp and fan speed.
  • Set it to open at login.
  • Automatically restore Turbo Boost on exit.

What's new in Turbo Boost Switcher

Version 2.9.1:
Fixed:
  • There is a bug on macOS Catalina 10.15.1 when using an external monitor and vertical alignment between main one and external one. It doesn’t happen when side by side alignment. It has already been reported to Apple and it causes some status bar apps to only display dropdown menus when clicking on external monitor. The 2.9.1 contains a workaround for this. No need to update if using Mojave or any other previous version of macOS.

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How would you rate Turbo Boost Switcher app?

6 Reviews of Turbo Boost Switcher

5
Odysseus
27 August 2018
Version: 2.7.1

Most helpful

This is really effective. Before my MacBook Pro mid-2015 would rarely get more than 5 hours of life from its battery, but now it easily gets 6 hours. Highly recommended.
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arianrassoul
16 January 2020
Version: 2.9.0
interesting, i need performance, is it any good for rendering and 3d will it be a more powerfull machine? i dont care about battery life ever, at all. thanks
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5
Odysseus
27 August 2018
Version: 2.7.1
This is really effective. Before my MacBook Pro mid-2015 would rarely get more than 5 hours of life from its battery, but now it easily gets 6 hours. Highly recommended.
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Odysseus
01 August 2018
Version: 1.0
Since Endurance incorporates Turbo Switcher's functionality, but adds other power-saving measures (like screen dimming and app hiding/sleep), wouldn't Endurance be more effective?
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5
Andreasuk
09 June 2018
Version: 1.0
Bought the Pro version (some time ago) and I reinstalled it again (v2.7.0 in High Sierra 10.13.5). The CPU speed reduction while running this (during mobile surfing, document typing, iTunes) is very acceptable compared to the battery life extension and temperature reduction. CPU temp down from 65C to 40C and battery life doesn't seem to reduce while working under normal working conditions. Amazing kit, should be standard Apple functionality. Worth the money: if you can fork out $$$ for a Mac, you can support the developers $!.
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5
LeMerlot
24 March 2018
Version: 1.0
Very helpful find – it helps me keeping my MacBook cooler – already bought the Pro Version – real gem!
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5
Remi
25 July 2016
Version: 1.0
I use it from the Day 1. Pro Version is AWESOME!
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