"The technology, called PowerNow with Optimized Power Management, lets the operating system slow the processor's clock speed and consequently reduce power consumption by as much as 80 percent."
AMD's moves to bring its CPU PowerNow technology from mobile processors to its server line mirrors similar efforts from Intel to bring its SpeedStep technology from mobile processors to the server realm. The PowerNow implementation in Opteron processors is already present in chips made since the middle of 2004, but is awaiting operating system support and well as further hardware support.
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