[ILUG] Trying to buy a ThinkPad
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Sat Feb 4 20:35:22 GMT 2006
On 4 Feb 2006, at 19:34, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I don't see why dual-core should use less juice?
Well, roughly speaking, two cores use twice as much electricity as one,
but the two core processors are newer designs, with power efficiency as
a critical goal, and they run at very low voltages, to use even less
The net result being that a dual core CPU does somewhat more real world
work than a previous generation single core CPU, albeit at a lower
frequency, and consumes rather less power.
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