More Prescott power details emerge
Ace's Hardware has some interesting information
on the power consumption of Intel's upcoming Prescott Pentium 4 processors. According to a recent Processor Voltage Output Requirements
document, 478-pin Prescott processors require support for a maximum sustained current of 68A, and a peak current of 78A. Depending on the processor's voltage, it looks like Prescott could dissipate less power than originally anticipated, though probably still more than AMD's Athlon 64 and Opteron chips.