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Intel recently introduced a new stepping of its Core 2 processors. According to the chipmaker, the new so-called L2 stepping is able to reduce the processors' power draw to a maximum of 12 watts when idle - only half of what the previous stepping used.
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/2007/0...t-in-the-cold/
 
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post #2 of 14
That's always a cool thing- I wonder how overclocking is affected by this?
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post #3 of 14
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They run cooler.....so overclocking potential should be better.
 
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post #4 of 14
sweet, that will be quite helpful
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omg FU intel
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post #6 of 14
Uffda, weren't they already energy efficient ?
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post #7 of 14
Handy.
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post #8 of 14
This will definately lower the idle temps, but probably wont affect full load temps.
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burn View Post
That's always a cool thing- I wonder how overclocking is affected by this?
The energey efficient AMD models overclock worse than their counterparts. I'd assume the same would apply here.
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
They run cooler.....so overclocking potential should be better.
amd released the x2 that had EE. Energy Efficient and those didn't overclock good
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