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Intel promises 10x less power consumption within 3 years + IDF roundup

Posted on Tuesday, April 17 2007 @ 03:16:35 CEST by

Lots of interesting stuff was said at Intel's press briefing at the IDF in Beijing. The guys from wrap it up a bit.

Power consumption
  • Ten-fold reduction in power consumption across its processor lineup by the end of this decade
  • Details on the how weren't revealed
  • Intel 45nm Penryn:
  • Core 2 Extreme to go up to 3.33GHz with 1333MHz FSB and 12MB L2 cache. Compared to the current Core 2 Extreme QX6800 processor, this chip offers 15% more performance in imaging-related programs, 25% more in 3D rendering, up to 40% more performance in games and is more than 40% faster in video encoders optimized for the SSE4 instruction set.
  • Intel Skulltrail:
  • AMD Quad FX platform rival for enthusiasts
  • Supports two quad-core CPUs
  • Supports four PCI Express graphics cards
  • Intel Larrabee:
  • Intel's upcoming discrete graphics chip, few details were revealed
  • Will have enhancements to accelerate applications such as scientific computing, recognition, mining, synthesis, virtualization, financial analytics and health applications.
  • Easily programmable for using existing tools
  • Designed to scale to trillions of point operations per second (teraFLOPS).
  • Intel quad-core Xeon 7300-series:
  • Arrives next quarter
  • 80W and 50W version
  • Supports more than two processors
  • Intel Genezeo QuickAssist:
  • Helps integration of special-purpose processor accelerators into servers
  • Similar to AMD's Torrenza project
  • Intel Bearlake chipset
  • Arrives next quarter
  • Has DDR3 memory, 1333MHz FSB, PCI Express 2.0 and Intel Turbo Memory flash cache support.
  • Versions with IGP will have DirectX 10 support and enhanced Intel Clear Video technology
  • Intel Tolapai:
  • A family of enterprise-targeted system-on-a-chip (SoC) products
  • 45% smaller than standard four-chip design, 20% less power consumption



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