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Intel's embedded IA roadmap
Single digit TDP envelopes for all!

As if Intel needed any more reasons for people to like Yonah, the company just announced plans to build a 1.2GHz, 65nm Yonah processor with a 533MHz FSB and 2MB L2 cache.  But here's the kicker, the processor has a TDP envelope of 9W.  The new processor will sell under the name Intel Core Duo U2500.

Intel previously had a Pentium M Dothan SKU, the Pentium M LV 738, which had a TDP envelope of about 10W, but was a single-core processor.  Both the Pentium M LV 738 and the Core Duo U2500 are BGA processors, meaning they are soldered directly onto the motherboard.  These embedded processors are used for things like ultra portable tablets, UMPCs and Ethernet switches.  The Core Duo U2500 should be available immediately. 

Furthermore, Intel's roadmap reveals that 65nm Merom processors will also have Low Voltage variants.  At the Intel Developer Forum earlier this year Intel representatives announced that Merom would have more robust features when it comes to power management.  It certainly isn't hard to fathom that single digit TDP envelopes may become commonplace in the near future. Merom is expected to launch this August, although the Low Voltage variants of processors from Intel typically launch a few months after the main segments is announced.


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o_O
By Loser on 5/30/2006 5:19:48 PM , Rating: 2
just wait ayear and they'll start producing power instead of consuming




RE: o_O
By mforce on 5/30/2006 10:57:46 PM , Rating: 2
This was a good one . Pretty funny stuff . It seems Intel is like a fat guy who lost wieght after those hungry P IVs now it's all about low calories .
You show em' how it's done Intel , it consumes under 10 W and it still tastes yummy . No MHz to show off but you can't have them all can you ...


RE: o_O
By sevendust62 on 5/31/2006 3:16:35 PM , Rating: 2
All the waste light from your overhead lighting and monitor, just recycle it with a solar cell.

And all the heat from your processor? Generate steam.


RE: o_O
By Clauzii on 6/1/2006 4:22:45 PM , Rating: 2
To begin with I laughed - until I realized that that's exactly what we should do :)


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