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Prescott set for 90-100W power draw

By Julio Franco ยท 4 replies
Oct 16, 2003
  1. 'Prescott' will never exceed 100W of power dissipation, Intel said today, in a bid to keep the heated debate over the as-yet-unlaunched Pentium processor's thermal characteristics from bubbling over.

    That marks the first time the company has come clean and put a precise figure - well, a pair of figures - on the next-generation processor's heat-generating potential.

    Read more: The Register.
  2. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    I take it as 90-100w is alot?
  3. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    The hottest CPU ever!
  4. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 407

    i suppose we all have to move to antarctica to use this processor huh.
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    90-100w is only a theorical value. It reflects the amount of energy if all the millions of transistors on the chip are flipped at once which is very unlikely. We're getting closer to it with HyperThreading but we're still not there yet.

    Keep a closer eye on average power dissipation which should be lower.
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