Intel's Paxville Processor

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by harveypooka, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    Apparently Intel's Paxville processor is hot in the wrong way...

    "There's no doubt about it, Intel's dual-core Xeons are their most power hungry Xeons to date," GamePC writes. "Even when idling, two dual-core Xeons consume nearly 400W of power at any given time, which is amazingly high, even by Intel's standards."
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/10/20/intel_pax_bench/

    What gives?
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Intel are throwing around terms like "early adopter" with this chip, in other words it's something to calm down Intel customers who can't wait for next year's more proper dual core parts.

    There's already another thread on the article.
     
  3. harveypooka thread starter macrumors 65816

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    But why calm down potential customers with something that's rubbish? I suppose they do mention that it's not up to much, but still, I'd prefer to wait...
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Dell, I'd assume. They will have wanted to have dual core on marketing bullet lists, and they don't do AMD.
     

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