Turbo Boost Switcher
Turbo Boost Switcher
2.9.0

5.0

Turbo Boost Switcher free download for Mac

Turbo Boost Switcher

2.9.0
01 October 2019

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 2.9.0:
Notarization:
  • Both free and pro binaries have been reviewed by Apple and notarized using my Developer ID.
Disable monitoring:
  • A longly requested feature so you can enable / disable monitoring at will. In order to do so, just click on the new checkbox next to refresh rate. Of course, all the options related to this feature, like status bar info, will be also enabled / disabled accordingly. This is available for both free and pro versions.
PRO only:
  • New Fan Speed Ato mode!: Finally! here comes another feature longly requested by many of you! . It allows to set a threshold to disable Turbo Boost when fan speed goes over the configured rpm, and gets back enabled when lowered to another configurable value.
  • Several translations fixes.
  • Some dark mode fixes and other minor improvements.

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5 Turbo Boost Switcher Reviews

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Remi
25 July 2016

Most helpful

I use it from the Day 1. Pro Version is AWESOME!
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Version 1.0
Odysseus
27 August 2018
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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Version 2.7.1
Odysseus
01 August 2018
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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Version 1.0
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gryphonent
gryphonent
28 August 2018
I'd also like an answer to this question. I've deinstalled Turbo Boost Switcher as I find Endurance offers more bang for the buck and somehow seems to be more compatible on my MacBook Air... but hey, I'm open to learn as to why Turbo Boost Switcher is better.
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Odysseus
Odysseus
28 August 2018
I found that Endurance itself was listed by the Battery prefPane as "using significant energy"!
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Bumbleb
Bumbleb
03 July 2019
Endurance indeed does, at times, use lots of CPU itself (latest version, 2.0 / 36, 38 or whatever they call it) – so for me, it's a no-go, and I'll be purchasing Disable Turbo Boost Pro.
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Andreasuk
09 June 2018
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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Version 1.0
LeMerlot
24 March 2018
Very helpful find – it helps me keeping my MacBook cooler – already bought the Pro Version – real gem!
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Version 1.0
Remi
25 July 2016
I use it from the Day 1. Pro Version is AWESOME!
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
YHC
YHC
17 February 2018
Hi,

Do you know
is there any way to try the Pro version (trial version)?


Thank you!
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