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To: combjelly who wrote (219080)12/5/2006 7:45:40 PM
From: smooth2oRead Replies (1) | Respond to of 275868
re: I suppose you missed the phrase "at idle". Or maybe didn't understand it. Sure, under load it would need cooling. It does have a TDP of 65 watts, after all. Now I will repeat this slowly. Try to pay attention. 14 watts at idle is likely going to require active cooling. That means a fan. Might not if a lot of effort is put into the system design. But likely. At under 4 watts, the AMD 65nm chips won't. Now, especially in an office environment, the chip idles most of the time. Maybe when a spreadsheet is recalculated or a complex web page is loaded is the only time the processor comes off idle for any significant length of time. So we are talking about a fan that has to be on versus a fan that doesn't have to be. Now do you understand?

And, I suppose with your AMD blinders on (as usual) you missed the whole point I made. Your wonderful AMD part at 4W needs to compete with Intel's Merom that has an idle wattage of 1W. If your $5 cost power advantage becomes an issue (don't worry, it won't) I suppose Intel could add this feature to Conroe. Unfortunately, AMD has only one part that needs to go many places and Intel does not.

Now do you understand?