Intel unveils energy-saving Core 2 chips

Jul 27, 2006
An Intel chip

Intel Thursday unveiled its Core 2 line of processors, which are aimed at reducing energy consumption by personal computers.

The 10 new chips are designed for desktop or mobile applications and will retail from $183 for the 1.86 gigahertz E6300 model up to $999 for the X6800, a 2.93 GHz model tailored for high-end games.

The devices' 65 nanometer micro-architecture will replace the NetBurst architecture found in the Pentium 4 processor.

Core 2 is able to run on lower power than the Pentium because it operates on a slower clock speed that can crunch more calculations per clock cycle. The new devices require 65 watts compared to 95 watts for Pentium 4 and 130 watts for Pentium D.

Shipments to computer makers have already begun, and new computers using the technology should reach store shelves by the end of the summer.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

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