Intel's Napa to boost performance and lower power consumption

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 14 2005 @ 21:00 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel has announced the upcoming "Napa" Centrino platform will use 28 percent less power than the current generation, while delivering more performance.

The Napa platform features the dual-core Yonah processor along with a new chipset and wireless chip. The company states Napa will use 28 less power while performing 68 percent better than its predecessor.
"Napa will make Intel a more capable competitor against AMD's products. AMD is having a modicum of success in mobile," said Nathan Brookwood, head of semiconductor research firm Insight 64.

Intel also said it would devote serious marketing muscle behind its upcoming "Viiv" platform that it hopes will spur buying of a new consumer-oriented PC designed to sit in a living room and download, store and play movies and music throughout a home.
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