Intel To Make 4.5W Chips To Enable More Fanless And Tablet Designs
It’s important to note, however, that SDP (Scenario Design Point) is not the same as TDP (Thermal Design Power). The latter has been the standard metric for determining the cooling needs of a given processor for some time, and SDP is a different (though related) metric. Thus, for those who have been following the decreasing thermal requirements of Intel chips, it’s important to remember that TDP and SDP are apples-to-oranges comparisons.
Still, it’s quite an achievement on Intel’s part to develop such thermally efficient chips, and these processors will enable more fanless and tablet designs that will have better battery life and can run a full Core chip instead of a mobile Atom processor.
The 4.5W and 6W SDP processors will be available in the second half of this year.