Intel unveiled it's working on a low-power Nehalem processor that consumes less than 10W. More info will be unveiled at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco, California, from February 8 to 12, 2009
Apparently, Intel processors based on Nehalem architecture may be configured in such a way that they consume less than 10W of power, thanks to module nature of Nehalem. Intel plans to reveal more details regarding different versions of its new microprocessors during a session at ISSCC.
“A family of next-generation IA processors with up to 8 cores, enhanced Core micro-architecture, 3-level caches and 2-way SMT is implemented in 45nm high-k metal-gate CMOS. The family has a coherent point-to-point link and integrates memory controller, power-management microcontroller and power-gate transistors and scales from sub-10 to 130W in mobile, desktop and server applications,” the official description of the session reads.