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  • Arnulf - Monday, February 20, 2012 - link

    Isn't 1.2V a bit excessive, given that my 5 year old Core2 runs perfectly fine at 2.13 GHz with Vcc clamped to 1.1V ? I would imagine this improved chip runs at much lower voltage given the huge difference in operating frequency, heat buildup (which causes dissipation to go up as resistance increases with temperature) and manufacturing process (32 nm versus 65 nm) ... Reply
  • Hulk - Monday, February 20, 2012 - link

    I could be wrong but I think the point is not just the voltage but the lower power levels and the huge swing in voltage (and frequency and power) that this chip is running. While 3MHz is a very low frequency, 2mW is an insanely small amount of power. I have a feeling the power usage at 915MHz/1.2V would also be very low but we're not provided with that information. Reply
  • negativentropy - Monday, February 20, 2012 - link

    2 mW is about equivalent to your average lemon-based battery... Reply
  • Klimax - Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - link

    PotatOS? Reply
  • dasgetier - Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - link

    GLaDOS would run on it Reply
  • Henk Poley - Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - link

    Are they saying they never properly researched the boundary properties of the building blocks they use to make their machines? Reply
  • JKflipflop98 - Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - link

    Yes, the most advanced and cutting edge team of scientists and engineers in the entire industry just didn't do their homework.

    You're a bright one, aren't you?
    Reply

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