At just 65W, Intel's new
S-series quad-core processors have a TDP (thermal design power) rating that's
30W lower than traditional Core 2 Quad chips, which are all rated for 95W. In
fact, the only other 65W chips Intel offers are from the Core 2 Duo line-up of
dual-core processors. The beauty is, these new lower power chips perform just
like true quad-cores of course but produce a lot less heat and consume less
High performance quad-core chips with the thermal envelope of
dual-cores? It almost sounds too good to be true. Let's look and see if they are.