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AMD works power-saving CPUs

AMD works power-saving CPUs

AMD has confirmed that it is working on a new low-power CPU. The notebook processors developed under the code name 'Corvette' are said to be based on the normal Athlon. Because the integrated 'PowerNow' technology is supposed to regulate the power consumption dynamically to the clock frequency, the energy consumption will be very low, especially during rest phases.

AMD has confirmed that it is working on a new low-power CPU. The notebook processors developed under the code name 'Corvette' are said to be based on the normal Athlon. Because the integrated 'PowerNow' technology is supposed to regulate the power consumption dynamically to the clock frequency, the energy consumption will be very low, especially in idle phases. The AMD K6-2 + has already used the same technology in notebooks. It is based on the following principle: The CPU scales with the necessary computing power, the CPU clock increases when a lot of computing power is required or decreases when less power is requested. With the K6-2 +, this resulted in up to 30% longer battery life. Corresponding Intel CPUs use a similar technology called 'Speedstep'.

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