AMD improved Opterons with PowerNow feature

Posted on Monday, Dec 06 2004 @ 19:30 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD's Opteron processors will soon be able to take advantage of the same powermanagement technology the company has already built into its desktop and laptop processors.

The PowerNow feature is similar to AMD's Cool'n'Quiet technology used in AMD desktop systems. It will allow servers to save electricity and cooling costs.

AMD said that PowerNow instructions have been built into the Opteron processors since May. Users will be able to activate this feature in the first half of 2005 with a BIOS update.

Read more at PC World


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