AMD preps low-power dual core CPUs

By Justin Mann on August 2, 2006, 9:35 PM
Although AMD has already earned a good rep for producing cool-running CPUs, slightly at Intel's expense because of the ridiculously hot Prescott core, there's still room for improvement. With Conroe now available, Intel has pushed the envelope for what we expect a chip to do per watt. AMD's answer to that is the release of some very low power dual core Athlon64s. A 3800+ that only consumes 35 watts? That's right.

Not yet available for full retail, it's hard to say much with authority on these chips other than it looks good. The reviews posted are interesting, though I'd like to see how they fare when they hit the real world.




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crossfire851 said:
It is about time
mirob said:
[url]http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/amd-energy-
fficient_8.html[/url]They use more power than Core 2 at full load! Idle is better, but who uses idle? And they don't even overclock very well. :(
carl0ski said:
[b]Originally posted by mirob:[/b][quote][url]http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/d
splay/amd-energy-efficient_8.html[/url]They use more power than Core 2 at full load! Idle is better, but who uses idle? And they don't even overclock very well. :([/quote]every one doesEvery sat reading a single webpage for 5 minutes? it truely is a cpu intense exercise.I'm still awaiting independant cpu core clocking.allowing 1 to completely shut down or off while the 1 is doing the little work needed
crossfire851 said:
[b]Originally posted by carl0ski:[/b][quote][b]Originally posted by mirob:[/b][quote][url]http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/d
splay/amd-energy-efficient_8.html[/url]They use more power than Core 2 at full load! Idle is better, but who uses idle? And they don't even overclock very well. :([/quote]every one doesEvery sat reading a single webpage for 5 minutes? it truely is a cpu intense exercise.I'm still awaiting independant cpu core clocking.allowing 1 to completely shut down or off while the 1 is doing the little work needed[/quote]ehhh..... Not the top piroty
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