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  1. The Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) is a set of interfaces that defines how software will interface with future firmware. Intel developed EFI as a part of the Intel Boot Initiative program that began in 1998. This program was designed to modernize firmware technology in today's computers in order to move past the limitations of a legacy BIOS. It offers features similar to the Open Firmware used on older PowerPC-based Macs. Beyond that, it is extensible and quite flexible. (Note: HP Itanium systems have been using EFI for several years) Drivers, pre-boot applications and OS loaders for EFI are written in C, not assembly. The EFI specification includes clean APIs for text and graphical screen output, keyboard and mouse input, and access to file systems and block devices. EFI allows settings to be stored in NVRAM in the form of named variables, i.e. key-value pairs. Intel also created the Platform Innovation Framework for EFI (or "The Framework"), which is a fully compliant EFI implementation that also supports legacy Operating Systems (OS'es) through a Compatibility Support Module (CSM). The Framework is often mistakingly refered to simply as "EFI", when it is in reality only a single possible implementation of the EFI standard. Other implementations include Apple's new firmware being used in their Intel-based Macs and Insyde Technology's InsydeH2O firmware which supports only legacy OS'es. Certain Gateway motherboards have been shipping with The Framework for some time now. .
  2. Then there is no way to force the Mac into turbo boost for bench mark checking. Well, excuse me. if it is not software driven,. then how do programs tell it to go to turboboost? Could we load a bench mark program, that will force the CPU to go to turbo boost? You say it's not hardware or software driven, but some slang driven. If the CPU detects it needs more processing power, the it is software driven and will go to turbo boost. Which is software driven. One would think.
  3. Hmmm, tns. Maybe later? Seem ashamed to have turboboost and be able to run a bench mark on it.
  4. That's not what I asked. Can I run NovaBench using turboboost? ANd if not, why? I want benckmarks using it. Thanks
  5. I ran Novabench for my new iMac 3.6Ghz and got a good score, 929, but I was wondering if you have provisions for using turboboost to get a better score? How do I turn it on for the Novabench tests?