Intel's Game Changer, One Size Fits All Haswell


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Hot Hardware have released an article looking at the new CPU from Intel - codenamed Haswell:

"Intel's next-generation CPU, codenamed Haswell, was the major star of IDF. One aspect of the chip we haven't talked about at length, however, is its emphasis on reduced power consumption. When Intel announced that its Ivy Bridge mobile products would target 17W for mainstream systems, it made headlines. Pushing Haswell down to 10W is an even greater achievement, but hitting these targets requires a great deal of collaboration and cooperation.

For most of the past 40 years, power consumption was treated as an afterthought at virtually every level. Unless you were building specialized hardware for particular operating environments, it made little sense to invest in clock-gating or other power conservation technology. Moore's law and Dennard scaling regularly delivered better transistor processes that leaked less and scaled more efficiently without requiring any particular effort on the engineers' part."

You can read more here.
 
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This is my planned upgrade route if its as good as expected. :)
 
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Looks good.

But, kinda off topic, the more we preserve energy, the more the energy suppliers will up their prices to make up for shortfall in revenue.

So, all greenies who think they're preserving the planet by using less power are going to find themselves with higher energy prices.

So Sir Flops' advice is - use loadsa energy - crank it up! Cos it will work out cheaper in the end.

Green ideals and energy company's shareholder's demands do not sit well together.
 

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