Congratulations. Be efficient, be happy.
Subject: Processors | August 3, 2006 - 10:35 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Raw power is one thing, but achieving it while being efficient is another. In order to reduce the heat output and power requirements, AMD released the energy efficient Athlon 64 X2 series. HotHardware reviews two of them, the A64 X2 4600+ and the X2 3800+. Find out if efficiency has hurt performance at all.
'Both AMD and Intel have made great technological strides when it comes to power consumption in their
current CPU architectures. Both the Athlon 64 X2 and Core 2 Duo processor cores have elaborate clock
gating schemes to allow their cores to ramp down during periods of inactivity or light workloads.
AMD's line of "Energy Efficient Processors" takes this approach one step further by allowing operating
input voltages to dip even further down, well below the standard operating range of the first Athlon
64 X2 and FX dual core chips that hit the market.'
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- Intel quad-cores
likely to use 1333FSB @ The Inquirer
- Intel Core 2
Duo Family @ Techspot
- Sneak Peek: Core 2 Extreme X6900 and Athlon 64 FX-64 Performance @ HardwareZone
- Real Gaming
Challenge Rematch: Intel vs. AMD @ ExtremeTech
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