Intel to cut Core 2 Duo E6300, E6400 power consumption

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 20 2006 @ 01:26 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel plans to tweak its Core 2 Duo E6300 and E6400 processors to achieve a lower power usage.
For both the Core 2 Duo E6400 and the Core 2 Duo E6300, Intel will introduce a new L2 revision that cuts rated C1E power utilization from 22W to 12W. C1E refers to the Core 2 Duo's enhanced halt state, which is reached when the chip is idling.

The 10W drop may not sound like much, but AMD boasted earlier this month that idle power consumption for its 65nm Brisbane chips was a scant 7.5W.

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