MSI includes a TURBO button for their GT70 0NC system which increases the 3GB GTX 670M’s clock and shader frequencies by 25.2 and 45 MHz, respectively. They state that this speed boost will have a positive impact on graphically-intensive tasks.
Synthetic benchmarks are a good tool for indicating the performance increases achieved, if any.
Very small increases are shown in the synthetic benchmarks. Turbo mode does allow the GT70 0NC system to break the 3000 points barrier in 3DMark 11.
Real-world performance is crucial, therefore we also measured the effect that our GPU speed boost had on gaming performance.
Small but very worthwhile performance increases are given by the higher clock and shader frequencies. An across-the-board increase in minimum FPS is worth pointing out. This can be the difference between a game being playable and the settings having to be reduced.