Intel might be climbing back up the power consumption ladder with its quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor, which is rated for a hefty 130W of thermal output. However, the folks at HKEPC have learned that Intel's upcoming single-core "Conroe-L" chips will tread on the opposite end of the spectrum. A roadmap posted by the site says Celeron-branded Conroe-L chips expected in the third quarter of this year will have TDPs of just 35W. For reference, Intel's current desktop chips only go as low as 65W, although AMD's low-end Socket AM2 Semprons and Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Energy Efficient Small Form Factor all have 35W TDPs. Intel's upcoming Celerons will supposedly launch under the Celeron 430 and Celeron 440 monikers with respective 1.8GHz and 2GHz clock speeds, 512KB of cache, and 800MHz front-side bus speeds.
Celerons aside, the roadmap says Intel's upcoming quad-core Core 2 Quad Q6600, which is expected next week, will have a 105W TDP. In the more distant future, quad-core chips with 65nm Kentsfield and 45nm Yorkfield cores will be rated for 95W.
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