AMD today announced the availability of the world’s first energy-efficient desktop quad-core processor getting consumers closer to quite high performance desktop PCs.
By coupling an AMD Phenom X4 9100e with an AMD 780 series chipset, AMD offers an efficient PC platform that plays Blu-ray movies and delivers a rich computing experience for casual gamers and multimedia enthusiasts.
The processor gives consumers extensive multi-tasking capabilities like creating digital content while checking and writing e-mails and simultaneously downloading music files off the Web.
AMD Phenom X4 9100e and AMD 780 series based PCs are ideal for consumers and business customers looking for cool, quiet, energy-efficient PCs.
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Feautures of the AMD Phenom X4 9100e include:
- Cool’n’Quiet 2.0 technology, the next generation of AMD’s award-winning power saving technology;
- AMD CoolCore technology, which helps users achieve more efficient performance by dynamically activating or turning off parts of the processor as needed;
- Independent Dynamic Core Technology, which allows a fully independent frequency control per processor core that can reduce processor energy consumption by adjusting power usage according to core utilization;
- Dual Dynamic Power Management™, which enables a split power plane design, allowing independent voltage planes for processor and memory controller for greater control over performance based on system demands;
- AMD Wideband Frequency Control, for simplified performance state transitions to help reduce power consumption, latency and software overhead of performance states changes; and
- Multi-Point Thermal Control, multiple sensors across processor silicon designed to reduce speed and heat when temperature exceeds pre-defined limits.
The AMD Phenom X4 9100e processor is expected to be available from leading OEMs and System Builders.
To build energy efficient and high performance PC components is key in many ways. It saves energy and it finally would get rid of the fan noise at some point. Did I say I hate noise PCs, but I am still stuck with them 16 hours a day.
Via the AMD site. See also the new AMD announcements about the new Phenom X4 CPUs and the new AMD Phenom X3 Triple-Core CPUs.