Linux and Technology blog

August 3, 2006

Double the cores, double the chip heat?

Filed under: Hardware — rakeshvk @ 6:31 pm

The earth may be heating up, but Intel and Advanced Micro Devices are determined to keep PC warming trends in check.

A few years ago, fast single-core processors were causing fits in the PC industry, which tried to design systems to stay reliable as the temperature rose inside the PC chassis. Newer dual-core chips from both AMD and Intel run cooler than their single-core antecedents, much to the relief of PC designers.

But as both companies prepare products that use four processing cores, some wonder whether the current situation is just brief respite from the processor heat wave, especially as virtualization technologies reach the average user’s system. >>>>

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