Intel Developer Forum slides published by PC Perspective indicate the Intel Moorestown will use up to 10x less power in idle than the Atom processor. This should make the processor suitable for communications devices. Moorestown is expected in the 2009/2010 timeframe.
Moorestown will feature the Lincroft SoC processor and Langwell I/O chipset, this solution will be a lot more power efficient than the current Atom processors and will allow manufacturers to create x86 systems that measure about 2/3rds of the size of a credit card.
Intel Moorestown idle power consumption 10x less than Atom
Posted on Wednesday, Aug 20 2008 @ 22:26 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck