Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 12:24

Intel comes up with a new graphics core

Written by Nick Farrell



Looking to improve the battery life

Intel has been talking about a new integrated graphics core which it says can improve the battery life of smartphones, tablets and laptops. Writing in his blog Intel researcher Divya Kolar said that the new power-efficient core, when paired with a CPU, represents a leap in bringing down overall power consumption on chips, said

"This graphics core incorporates several new features that allow it to improve energy efficiency by 40 percent -- essentially giving longer battery life for the same performance or improving performance when you really need it," Kolar wrote.

The technology is being presented at the International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco this week. The graphics core was developed for Intel's latest chips made on the 22-nanometer manufacturing process, but the company did not provide a specific date on when the core would be in products. The core is being tested on a prototype chip in Intel's research labs. Intel has been researching low-power circuitry and sleep states for years, occasionally they ring Fudzilla up and wake us up.

Apparently, it has improved power efficiency in the new graphics core by concentrating power consumption in fewer circuits, which allows inactive parts to go to even lower voltage. The researchers focused voltage concentration in the memory arrays of the graphics core. Other tweaks include "adaptive clocking," which involves boosting voltage regulators to automatically slow down the clock rates to prevent failures or errors.

Researchers also added of a separate voltage supply to manage power, which could allow more circuits to go into sleep state, resulting in power savings.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments