Intel: Nehalem CPUs planned with less than 10 Watt
At the ISSCC (International Solid-State Circuits Conference) Intel spoke about power saving CPUs on Nehalem architecture.
Intel plans 10 Watt CPUs on Nehalem basis.
These Nehalem CPUs supposedly need less than 10 Watt. Responsible is the modular configuration of the chip architecture. The release date of those processors is still unknown.
Up to now the announced Xeon processors L5520 and L5506 with 2.26 and 2.13 GHz and 4,096 KiByte L3 Cache have been the most power saving CPUs on Nehalem basis. For these models Intel confirms a TDP of 60 Watt. Core i7 920, 940 and 965 XE use 130 Watt whereas the TDP only allows limited conclusions to the real power consumption.