Featured Articles

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia adjusts GTX 980 and GTX 970 pricing

Nvidia adjusts GTX 980 and GTX 970 pricing

It appears that Nvidia has been feeling the pulse of the market and took some note from comments regarding the original…

More...
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews are up and they are good

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews are up and they are good

Apple is dancing the same dance year after year. It releases the iPhone and two days before they start shipping it…

More...
Amazon announces three new tablets

Amazon announces three new tablets

Amazon has just released three new tablets starting with the $99 priced 6-inch Kindle Fire HD6. This is a 6-inch tablet…

More...
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

Today we will take a look at the PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 285. The card is based on AMD’s new…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 22 September 2011 12:30

Intel names its solar powered CPU

Written by Nick Farell


Claremont will be ultra-low powered
Intel has named its solar-powered CPU, which it showed off a few days ago.

Codenamed Claremont, the CPU is an old Socket 7 Pentium design but has been modified to operate at a peak power consumption of less than 10mW. This is ultra-low on the ultra-low scale. Current ultra-low voltage CPUs use 15W or more.

Intel managed this by using a technique to apply voltage to a silicon chip called Near Threshold Voltage. This is based on the idea that processors have plenty of voltage to ensure that the transistors within switch with no trouble. However if you cut the applied voltage to be just above the required level.

According to Bit-Tech Intel didn’t have any motherboards lying around to use, so it had to search eBay to build the Asus P/I-P55TZP4 which it demoed the chip on. The boards had to be modified to allow for the ultra-low voltages.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments