Intel's New Power-Saving Chip
Called Dynamic Power Coordination, or DPC, the technology is a way to conserve energy in dual-core chips, stated Mooly Eden, vice president of the Mobility Group at Intel. When workloads are light, DPC will slow down one processor core to extend battery life. DPC will be integrated into Yonah, Intel’s first dual-core chip for notebooks, which will arrive in late 2005 or early 2006. Eden will demonstrate DPC at the Intel Developer Forum taking place in Japan April 7 and 8.
Two years ago, when Intel launched the first Pentium M processors and the Centrino chip combo platter, only 10 percent of notebooks came with built-in wireless, Eden noted. Now more than 80 percent of notebooks come with built-in wireless cards, and more than 80 percent of Pentium M notebooks come with the complete Centrino bundle, Eden noted. Before Centrino, Intel didn’t sell Wi-Fi chips. Continue >>