Intel's Performance per Watt processor plans

Posted on Tuesday, August 23 2005 @ 23:17 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
One of AnandTech's first articles about IDF Day 1 is about the presentation of Intel's new processors. First it talks about the growth of PC and also about the evolution of desktop and notebook systems sales. Then there's a diagram showing the impact of Centrino on the amount of wireless networks in San Francisco but on the second page it gets a tad more interesting with photos of Intel's presentation of the Woodcrest, Conroe and Merom processors which will debut in the second half of 2006.

Nowadays Intel is focusing on performance per watt and the presentation looks pretty promising. Woodcrest and Merom will offer three times the performance per watt over their predecessors and Conroe will top this with 5x the performance/watt of its predecessor.

During the presentation there was also a slide showing the power consumption targets of Intel's upcoming 65nm processors. Server processors will consume 80W, Desktop ones 65W and sub-laptops only 5W. Normal notebooks are missing on this picture but those will feature a TDP of 35W. Then there are also a new concept called handtops which will feature 0.5W processors. The handtop appears to e a very small PC that may end up being what everyone wanted the Tablet PC to be, according to AnandTech.
On electrical cost savings alone, PC users will save $1 billion per year for every 100M computers.
Check out the IDF microprocessor report at AnandTech

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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