Monday, April 30th 2007

Intel brings Core 2 Duo to low-power chips

Intel is rolling out a pair of ultra-low power chips for compact notebooks and small PCs.

The two new Core 2 Duo chips only consume a maximum of 10 watts of power when running full speed, which makes them ideal for ultraportable notebooks or other devices where size or battery life is at a premium. As a comparison, Intel's Core 2 Duo processors for regular notebooks consume about 34 watts of power at maximum performance.

Intel will offer the chips in two speeds, the U7600 runs at 1.2GHz and the U7500 runs at 1.06GHz.Source: News.com
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16 Comments on Intel brings Core 2 Duo to low-power chips

#1
BXtreme
Wow! :)
10w only , Quite impressive.
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#2
overcast
10w but they are also literally 150% slower. A 1.06ghz processor is going to be a dog, I don't care if it's a Core 2. These are meant for ultra portable machines only.
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#3
Mussels
Moderprator
nice, i thought i'd been leet by making my x2 3800+ in my netbox run at 30W!
(Of course, is intel talking 10W TDP or actual load usage??)

And really is it that slow - the E4300 is a 1.8Ghz, so its less than a 50% speed drop from there. Should still beat say, a P4 2GHz or an athlon XP CPU.
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#4
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
One thing Intel really excels at and that has been their ULV notebook processors. Something they learned when the original mobile processor couldnt run for longer than 1 hour.
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#5
kakazza
by: WarEagleAU
One thing Intel really excels at and that has been their ULV notebook processors. Something they learned when the original mobile processor couldnt run for longer than 1 hour.
Pentium M anyone?
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#6
theonetruewill
by: kakazza
Pentium M anyone?
Now that was one of the best processors ever.
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#7
Completely Bonkers
Core 2 is based on Pentium M was based on P3 (sort of).

P4 netburst architecture was ditched.
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#8
jocksteeluk
just think these could easily be made into gpu's, i am looking forward to Intel's gaming vga cards
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#9
Ashen
haha, intel....gaming.....card........
haha, vga, haha,,,,,,,ROFL.....vga..........


and i would take the via c7 over this, i dont care if its not better, i would rather use a via RISC chip then an intel crippled core2.

and the pentium-m is dirrectly decented from the p3, and the core2 line is dirrectly decended from that, it was alwase the better design, the problem was that intels taking heads where set on "clocks sell" so they went with a design that could do high clocks but didnt do much per clock insted of one that was efficent
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#11
Mussels
Moderprator
yeah but even at 2GHz they arent that fast...

Wonderful for a media PC, if these new ones can handle High-def content.
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#12
Ashen
um, i can play 720p video back on my damn p3 system using the coreAVC codec, and the via chips are faster then the p3 easly, not gonna compete with a high end cpu but they are CHEAP and use 1/10th or less the energy!!!
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#13
Wile E
Power User
by: Ashen
um, i can play 720p video back on my damn p3 system using the coreAVC codec, and the via chips are faster then the p3 easly, not gonna compete with a high end cpu but they are CHEAP and use 1/10th or less the energy!!!
I'd still rather have the Core 2 over a RISC chip.
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#14
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Ashen
um, i can play 720p video back on my damn p3 system using the coreAVC codec, and the via chips are faster then the p3 easly, not gonna compete with a high end cpu but they are CHEAP and use 1/10th or less the energy!!!
720P? is that hardware accelerated in any way, is it a high-res AVI file, x264 codec, straight from a HDTV tuner... compressed AVI files are the only way i've seen a system less than an AMD x2 3800+ do any better - and yes, i have quite a few x264 files and a HDTV tuner in my storage system.
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#15
Ashen
coreAVC is h264 decoder, VERY VERY efficent, and they arent AVI files, they are mostly mkv and OGM files a few mp4 files as well, its also running windows 2000(far lighter on resorces then xp.) no hardware acceleration, its just got a rage128 videocard in it(32mb version) VLC works BUT laggs a bit if the audio is anything but MP3, so i use coreAVC and mpc on that box, since alot of the files use AAC or OGG audio format(mp3 sucks ass)

my OLD ASS duron 1gz with 768mb ram and a gf2 card can play h264 files as well, same deal as above, u just cant run anything that uses cpu when ur watching them.

my buddys c7 1.2gz, 1.5gz and 2gz mini boxes have ZERO problem playing h264 files, 720p game/video trailers, or anything you download onto them, and they are mini ITX setups.

720p is what most if not all hd movies are acctualy recorded in, 1080p/i are up sampled from there, and anyway, very few hd sets can run at 1080i or p resolutions, so who cares if the could play at that(but im pretty sure they could)
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#16
Mussels
Moderprator
my stuffs all 720, and i use VLC. Maybe thats why we've had issues. i'll have a look at core AVC for those files.
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