Mobile quad-core up and running

During his keynote presentation at the start of IDF Taiwan (October 15-16) Mooly Eden, vice president of mobile platforms group, Intel, demonstrated a working quad-core CPU design which will eventually target notebook platforms. Intel is still in the early stages of development. Eden noted the chip only came from the fab three days ago but, despite the need for a large cooling system, it nevertheless ran the recently released game Enemy Territory: Quake Wars throughout the keynote seemingly without a hitch.

Intel claimed the chip contains 840 million transistors and will run at a power envelope of 45W, slightly higher than Intel's mainstream TDP of 35W, meaning that the extra performance is going to come at an understandable hit in battery life. Intel said it is on track to launch the CPU in the second half of 2008.

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but uhhh ET:QW is not a multi threaded game, it will only use one core ... i.e. 45/4 watts = 9.875 watts, not much need for a heatsink methinks...

carmatic said,
but uhhh ET:QW is not a multi threaded game, it will only use one core ... i.e. 45/4 watts = 9.875 watts, not much need for a heatsink methinks...

How it could it not be?.....

I hope at some point we see a lower TPD in the quad-cores all around. I think PC and component manufacturers should make more efficient systems focused on consuming less energy. Energy is not an unlimited resource.