Intel will continue to cut the power consumption of Core-branded chips to get its mainstream silicon into thinner and thinner devices.
The chip giant said today that it will shave the power envelope of its 4th Gen Core processor, aka "Haswell," down to a rating of 4.5 watts. Intel calls this yardstick Scenario Design Power (SDP).
Intel previously had disclosed at Computex in June that the lowest Scenario Design Power rating for Haswell would be 6 watts. This indicates that it has made progress in ratcheting down the power consumption even more.
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