The quad-core Intel Xeon DP Clovertown processor will consume less than 120W, Intel says.
In a presentation given by Intel to the Taiwanese press this week, the company revealed Clovertown will consume no more than 120W in its "performance optimised" form - less than the 130W required by the equivalent versions of the Xeon 5000 series - aka 'Dempsey' - and the 135W drawn by the 90nm dual-core 'Paxville' Xeon.
Woodcrest, by contrast, will draw no more than 80W, Intel claimed. In its "mainstream" form, Woodcrest will consume 65W, less than Dempsey's 95W and Clovertown's 80W. Still, with four cores rather than two, Intel is banking on Clovertown delivering a sufficient performance boost to provide a better performance-per-Watt score.