CPUs and heat

Many people are worried that heat production is going to slow down the progress of microprocessor development and somehow derail Moore's Law. One short-term solution to the problem is Multi-core chips.

Another solution is new technology when fabricating chips. This article shows how that path is paying off:

AMD Athlon64 "Venice" - May Low Power be with you!

From the article:High-end Pentium 4 chips dissipate over 100 watts. This article shows that AMD is able to cut the power requirements by a factor of two to four.

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