Intel puts north bridge, voltage regulator on CPU


— 1:59 AM on August 26, 2005

On day three of IDF, Intel revealed a processor with integrated north bridge and voltage regulator chips. The additional chips aren't a part of the processor core itself, but they do reside on the chip package, which apparently yields significant performance gains. Putting the voltage regulator on the chip package also allows for simpler motherboard designs, and more rapid voltage changes that could improve power consumption without sacrificing performance.

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