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  • Tested: Thermal throttling and performance in the eight-core 2019 MacBook Pro

    The advertised clock speed with all 8 cores isn't 2.4 GHz though. According to Notebookcheck, it's actually 4.2 GHz.
    I read that slightly differently: "Integrates eight processor cores clocked at 2.4 - 5 GHz (4.2 GHz with 8 cores)". I read that as base speed is 2.4 GHz, and can go to 5GHz for a single core, or 4.2 GHz for 8 cores.

    Further info about the CPU: 
     The processor clocks at between 2.4 - 5 GHz and can execute up to sixteen threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. The 5 GHz can only be reached using the "Thermal Velocity Boost" which allows one core to boost to 5 GHz (+200 MHz) as long as the CPU temperature is below 50°C. Multiple cores can be boosted +100 MHz below 50°C (not verified). 

    Sounds like heat is a real issue with this CPU. And all the other Intel CPUs.
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