Intel Claims Core CPU's saved world's economy $2billion

"$2billion in 2 years, according to Intel, due to Core CPU's"

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Intel makes bold global energy savings claimAn Intel representative has claimed that the Core family of processors has saved the world's economy a massive $2billion in energy savings in just two years. Writing on her official Intel blog, Lorie Wigle, elaborated on this claim. They calculated that their Core processors have saved 20 Terawatts hours when compared with what their previous generations of CPU's would have consumed within two years. They then used the assumption that electricity costs were on average $0.10/kWhr, and this gave them their $2billion calculation.

 

From the blog:

In 2006, Intel rolled out the Intel Core microprocessors for PCs, servers and laptops. We’ve also referred to this architectural shift as the “right hand turn” (the shift away from performance achieved primarily through clock-speed increases to improvements from the integration of additional processor cores on each chip). Intel’s engineers recently analyzed the difference in the power utilization of earlier generations of our processors, compared to the typical power utilization of today’s products - and considered the number of processors shipped and hours they were likely used in PCs, servers and laptops.

So what did we find? When we added up all the Watt-hours that were saved in the past 2 years as a result of Intel’s “right hand turn”, the calculations point to approximately 20 Terawatts hours less energy used, relative to what our prior generation of processors would have consumed in the same time window. Assuming an electricity cost of $0.10/kWhr (higher in some places, lower in others), this equates to $2B in energy cost savings to the global economy.

This is no small figure - it’s a significant amount of energy savings, and an example of what technology innovation by the ICT industry can do to improve energy efficiency on a large scale.

 
 
You can view the blog entry in it's entirity here. What do you make of Intel's claims? Discuss in ou forums here.
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23-09-2008, 15:34:10

gotmaxpower
Can anyone think of an explanation as to why this is so overpriced?

I appreciate the amount of work they put into it but come on...

What average person would pay $2499 for a bunch of editing/publishing programs? I'm sure you could get something much more exciting for your money.

23-09-2008, 15:59:33

Rastalovich
Cant answer that.

However I predict a spate of orders going in at work and a dose of installation requests.

pfft.

23-09-2008, 16:02:11

stuartpb

The price is actually seen here

Its right at the bottom and also the price is in USD.



Thanks for pointing that out, must have had my blinkers on when I viewed the website. :rolleyes:

Do you want your star now or later? :D You really are becoming quite helpful Hassan.

23-09-2008, 16:36:49

Diablo
You do seem to get quite a few programs, but unless someone gives me a 95% student discount (works for office) I wouldn't spend $2500...that's like £1500 at least with UK pricing.

23-09-2008, 18:13:08

Hassan

Thanks for pointing that out, must have had my blinkers on when I viewed the website. :rolleyes:

Do you want your star now or later? :D You really are becoming quite helpful Hassan.



I wouldn't mind having my stars now. :p

Thanks for the compliment

Also I tend to wait for updates on the news and also the reviews section. :p

24-09-2008, 11:29:31

nathan
I think the suite is aimed more towards professionals. Adobe have different versions that are cheaper.

24-09-2008, 13:03:21

SuB
the full suite is aimed at pro's usually so the price tag comes with it, which you make back quickly to be honest if you're worthit.

and in truth its nice to see high price tags on PROFESSIONAL software because i'm sick of the
'i've used photoshop therefore i'm a designer'
kids/people out there... deviantart and suchlike are just FILLED with copycats now :( anything individual is insta cloned within a week :(

as for home users there are nearly always smaller and less expensive versions of the programs you ACTUALLY need. (the elements series which i haven't seen for cs3 yet tbh)

be interesting to see what performance gain the new 64bit version has over the 32bit...
(according to adobe, not much unless you edit MASSIVE (and i mean MASSIVE) files)
we'll see..

24-09-2008, 17:33:59

PP Mguire

'i've used photoshop therefore i'm a designer'
kids/people out there... deviantart and suchlike are just FILLED with copycats now anything individual is insta cloned within a week

To true mate =(

Ive played with the beta version of this last month. Was quite exciting even for me, who dosent really use this kinda stuff. (Im to noob at it honestly) but still exciting.

25-09-2008, 13:03:12

nathan
I watched a video somewhere and they said they have been working alot on the speed of the program. They showed making alterations on the fly and how quick they changed.

25-09-2008, 19:09:11

PP Mguire
So true! I can say that anybody who liked CS2 will love CS4 ;)
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