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Intel To Debut Limited-Run Ivy Bridge Processor 86

abhatt writes "Intel is set to debut the most power efficient chip in the world — a limited edition 'Ivy Bridge' processor in the upcoming annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Only a select group of tablet and ultrabook vendors will receive the limited Ivy Bridge chips. From the article: 'Intel did not say how far below 10 watts these special "Y" series Ivy Bridge processors will go, though Intel vice president Kirk Skaugen is expected to talk about the processors at CES. These Ivy Bridge chips were first mentioned at Intel's annual developer conference last year but it wasn't clear at that time if Intel and its partners would go forward with designs. But it appears that some PC vendors will have select models in the coming months, according to Intel.'"
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Intel To Debut Limited-Run Ivy Bridge Processor

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  • Re:Why not servers? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by TheGratefulNet ( 143330 ) on Thursday January 03, 2013 @09:38PM (#42470309)

    a bay area company (that got bought by AMD) makes its business using atoms and atom-like cpus in datacenter 'io clusters'.

    not all DS's need compute-power. often, its about io and you don't need fast cpus for io-bound tasks.

  • by hamjudo ( 64140 ) on Thursday January 03, 2013 @11:03PM (#42471039) Homepage Journal
    If they could make enough of these wonder chips to satisfy the projected demand, they wouldn't bother with a "Limited Edition". They're limiting sales to match their manufacturing capacity. They don't want to cannibalize potential Atom design wins with this chip that they can't yet make in high enough quantity. Expect the "Limited Edition" moniker and associated high price to go away "real soon now".

    Once they can make the things in sufficient quantity they will undoubtedly make versions with server features. Most server buyers don't need or want on chip graphics, but do want ECC.

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