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May 7, 2004 6:20:34 AM

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Within a day of each other, it seems both Intel and AMD announced plans for
low-power chips. The first announcement was from Intel, which announced
Prescotts will be available in regular and low-power variants. The second
announcement was from AMD, announcing a much lower-power Athlon 64 mobile
chip. I'll just link the Inquirer on both stories, since I was already
surfing their page, but both of stories also got covered in other
publications.

Intel: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=15718
AMD: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=15746

Yousuf Khan

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Anonymous
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May 7, 2004 2:03:31 PM

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Yousuf Khan wrote:

> Within a day of each other, it seems both Intel and AMD announced
> plans for low-power chips. The first announcement was from Intel,
> which announced Prescotts will be available in regular and
> low-power variants. The second announcement was from AMD,
> announcing a much lower-power Athlon 64 mobile chip. I'll just link
> the Inquirer on both stories, since I was already surfing their
> page, but both of stories also got covered in other publications.

Opterons x40 EE (1.4 GHz) dissipate 30 W.
Opterons x46 HE (2.0 GHz) dissipate 55 W.

http://www.amd.com/us-en/assets/content_type/white_pape...

What are the frequency and TDP of the new LV Mobile Athlon 64?

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Regards, Grumble
May 7, 2004 3:08:09 PM

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On Fri, 07 May 2004 02:20:34 GMT, "Yousuf Khan"
<news.20.bbbl67@spamgourmet.com> wrote:

>Within a day of each other, it seems both Intel and AMD announced plans for
>low-power chips. The first announcement was from Intel, which announced
>Prescotts will be available in regular and low-power variants. The second
>announcement was from AMD, announcing a much lower-power Athlon 64 mobile
>chip. I'll just link the Inquirer on both stories, since I was already
>surfing their page, but both of stories also got covered in other
>publications.

Now only if Nvidia can get onboard.
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Anonymous
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May 7, 2004 11:15:28 PM

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Grumble wrote:
> Opterons x40 EE (1.4 GHz) dissipate 30 W.
> Opterons x46 HE (2.0 GHz) dissipate 55 W.
>
>
http://www.amd.com/us-en/assets/content_type/white_pape...
>
> What are the frequency and TDP of the new LV Mobile Athlon 64?

The original article was talking about 30W for the LV A64's. Shouldn't be
surprising considering A64's and Opterons are basically the same core. The
AMD's are talking about 84W regular, 55W mid-end, and 30W low-power.

The funny thing about the article about the Intel Prescott is that their
"low-power" part is talking about 84W instead of the 105W of the regular
Prescott! Would you like our regular gas-guzzler, or would like our
power-saving gas-imbiber? :-)

Yousuf Khan
Anonymous
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May 9, 2004 2:05:42 AM

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On Fri, 07 May 2004 10:03:31 +0200, Grumble <invalid@kma.eu.org>
wrote:
>Yousuf Khan wrote:
>
>> Within a day of each other, it seems both Intel and AMD announced
>> plans for low-power chips. The first announcement was from Intel,
>> which announced Prescotts will be available in regular and
>> low-power variants. The second announcement was from AMD,
>> announcing a much lower-power Athlon 64 mobile chip. I'll just link
>> the Inquirer on both stories, since I was already surfing their
>> page, but both of stories also got covered in other publications.
>
>Opterons x40 EE (1.4 GHz) dissipate 30 W.
>Opterons x46 HE (2.0 GHz) dissipate 55 W.
>
>http://www.amd.com/us-en/assets/content_type/white_pape...
>
>What are the frequency and TDP of the new LV Mobile Athlon 64?

TDP is 35W, models available are 2800+ and 2700+. The specs are a
tiny bit fuzzy at the moment, but the "regular" mobile 2800+ runs at
1.6GHz with 1MB of L2 cache, so I would assume that the LV 2800+ would
have the same specifications. The 2700+ is a bit more of a mystery to
me, perhaps it runs at 1.6GHz bus with only 512KB of L2 cache?

Probably more importantly than this though is that the list price of
these chips is $241 and $209 for the 2800+ and 2700+ respectively, vs.
the $419 for either the 140EE or 146HE.

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