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CPU energy efficiency focus area for Microsoft

Posted in cpu, cpu-core, low-power, microsoft on February 7th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft data center strategy requires more efficient CPUs.  …

…   “The energy efficiency of small, low powered chips has become a hot topic at Microsoft … “   …

via eMoney: Microsoft Corp targets Sixteen Core CPU.

Acer Aspire Predator integrates energy efficiency for inactive cores

Posted in acer, aspire-predator, cpu-core, intel, low-power, near-zero-power-core, pc, power-utilization on June 29th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Acer launches Aspire Predator as gaming PC with all of the performance you would expect, however it also integrate efficiency enablers that optimize power utilization instead of wasting energy.  …

…   “Intel Turbo Boost Technology heightens performance by increasing processor frequency by 133 MHz on short and regular intervals if it’s operating below power, until the upper limit is met or the maximum possible upside for the number of active cores is reached. It also increases energy efficiency by allowing near-zero power consumption for inactive cores.”   …

Via Tweaktown: Acer Aspire Predator.

AMD Six-Core Energy Efficiency

Posted in amd-advanced-micro-devices, cpu, cpu-core, power-envelope, processor, six-core-cpu on July 20th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

AMD offers six-core processors that push the envelope on energy efficiency benchmarks. The company will offer CPUs later this year, that exclusively optimize power consumption. …

AMD 6 core CPU

… “The new Six-Core AMD Opteron HE processor offers up to 18 percent lower platform-level power consumption over the standard wattage version. (AMD Opteron™ processor Model 2425 [SPECpower_ssj 2008 1228 overall ssj_ops/watt, 419,277 ssj_ops, & 221W @ 100% target load] compared to AMD Opteron processor Model 2435 [SPECpower_ssj 2008 1228 overall ssj_ops/watt, 487,764 ssj_ops & 270W @ 100% target load]). It also delivers up to 18 percent better performance-per-watt compared to the quad-core version. ” …

Via Advanced Micro Devices: Six-Cores in a Consistent Power Envelope

Intel Westmere Energy Efficiency

Posted in cpu, cpu-core, energy-efficiency, intel, nehalem, processor, roadmap, westmere on April 25th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel processor product roadmap features energy efficiency improvements
Intel shares insights on the progression of their CPU product roadmap. Each generation will look to maximize energy-efficiency as the line-widths shrink and transistor density increases. …

… “Westmere is basically a Nehalem shrink onto the 32nm process. It will have six cores, cache enhancements and better energy efficiency, and will be announced in 2010. ” …

Via Channel Register: Cores