Intel trims Pentium D 950 mobo power envelope

Intel is to add its Enhanced SpeedStep Technology (EIST) to its 65nm dual-core Pentium D 950 processor in order to allow the chip to operate within design guidelines for motherboards, with a maximum power consumption of 95W rather than 130W.

The change arises from Intel's decision to equip the chip with its Pentium D 9xx series C-1 core update. Late last month, it told customers it would be upgrading the chip family from its current, B-1 core.

Read the complete story here. (The Register)