Bookmark and Share


The world’s largest maker of x86 processors Intel Corp. reportedly plans to introduce a new version of its 65nm Intel Pentium 4 processors code-named Cedar Mill that will have power consumption inline with the company’s next-generation desktop chips known as Conroe. Low power consumption means that mainboards and cooling systems do not have to be very advanced, thus, will get less expensive.

Following the recent power consumption reduction of certain Intel Pentium D 900-series processors to 95W, Intel Corp. is gearing up to introduce Intel Pentium 4 processors 6x1-series with thermal design power (TDP) slashed to 65W, a figure that Intel’s performance-mainstream processors have not seen for years, according to Taiwan-based mainboard makers cited by HKEPC web-site.

 The reductions in power consumption of both single-core and dual-core designs is attributed to improvements of Intel’s 65nm production technology in general and in decreases of power leakages in particular.

Intel Corp. first saw thermals of its chips increasing 80W in early 2004 when it introduced its Intel Pentium 4 processors with 1MB L2 cache (known under Prescott code-name) as a result if increased power leakages within its 90nm process technology. Later on the company raised the TDP bar of performance single-core chips with its Intel Pentium 4 600-series chips with 2MB cache – also produced using 90nm fabrication process – to 115W, an unprecedented value. However, the new 65nm production tech may allow Intel to trim power consumption of its desktop Pentium 4 600-series chips quite significantly.

It is currently unclear whether all of the chips of the Intel Pentium 4 6x1-series processors will have TDP of 65W, but it is known that the highest-performing 3.80GHz desktop single-core chip of Intel is still produced using 90nm process technology.

Intel Corp. did not comment on the news-story.


Comments currently: 15
Discussion started: 04/23/06 01:17:48 AM
Latest comment: 10/07/09 10:39:34 AM


Totally a band aid to sales since it's sounding like conroe will be late... otherwise why would you bother if the next one totally crushes the current generation in every way?
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 04/23/06 12:33:22 PM]

Hello great discussion and stupid person with all the stupid post Foro Costa Rica
0 0 [Posted by: joannljohnson  | Date: 10/07/09 10:39:34 AM]


Add your Comment

Related news

Latest News

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

10:48 pm | LG’s Unique Ultra-Wide Curved 34” Display Finally Hits the Market. LG 34UC97 Available in the U.S. and the U.K.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

12:52 pm | Lisa Su Appointed as New CEO of Advanced Micro Devices. Rory Read Steps Down, Lisa Su Becomes New CEO of AMD

Thursday, August 28, 2014

4:22 am | AMD Has No Plans to Reconsider Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Cards. AMD Will Not Lower Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Solutions

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

1:09 pm | Samsung Begins to Produce 2.13GHz 64GB DDR4 Memory Modules. Samsung Uses TSV DRAMs for 64GB DDR4 RDIMMs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

10:41 am | AMD Quietly Reveals Third Iteration of GCN Architecture with Tonga GPU. AMD Unleashes Radeon R9 285 Graphics Cards, Tonga GPU, GCN 1.2 Architecture