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I'm all for efficiency, but I do hope Piledriver doesn't miss the performance area like Bulldozer did.
    
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Forgive my lack of technical knowledge but this is purely about power usage right?
 
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Its great that they reduced the clock distribution power up to 24%, but how much impact does that have on the total power usage of a desktop CPU? Or in a SoC?
 
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Very nice indeed, interesting concept.

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Wait, the same news posted at EETimes says that Piledriver is to be manufactured usinn CMOS technology instead of SOI, can this mean there's something in the works that we haven't been told? eek.gif

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Originally Posted by mdatmo View Post

Its great that they reduced the clock distribution power up to 24%, but how much impact does that have on the total power usage of a desktop CPU? Or in a SoC?

From Cyclos Semi website:
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Originally Posted by Cyclos Semi 
The real-world benefits of Cyclos RCM Platform were initially demonstrated by the Cyclos Elizabeth test-chip. With two ARM926EJ-S microcontrollers integrated onto a single die, Elizabeth yields running-silicon comparison of the power and performance of a conventionally-clocked ARM926EJ-S with an otherwise identical one realized with the RCM Platform. The results? Over 25% lower power dissipation, without reductions in any other aspect of chip performance.

AMD’s 4+ GHz x86-64 core code-named “Piledriver” is the first high-volume processor core to deploy the Cyclos RCM technology to reduce clock power while maintaining an ultra-low clock-skew target. The Cyclos resonant clock mesh relies on fully-integrated inductors to reduce average power consumption by 5% to 10% and improve peak-power-constrained performance with minimal area impact.

Edited by Artikbot - 2/21/12 at 5:22am
   
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Quote:
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Forgive my lack of technical knowledge but this is purely about power usage right?

It's about reducing energy consumption and heating of the procesor, all this is very important for AMD Piledriver Core in this area in view of the first processor Bulldozer Core and his increased power consumption.coolsmiley.png
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Ha, this is a repost by 4 minutes...
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Ah how did I become OP? Did his post get deleted?
    
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I'd like to say that's true, but I did reply and I did not make a thread. There isn't even a source on my reply so it would be strange for people to reply to this thread without a source. I'm guessing the OP double posted and I replied to the wrong one.
    
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