Intel shows off experimental chip with 48 brains for cloud computing

Robert Dow

The new chip operates in a more energy efficient way, said analyst Jon Peddie of market researcher Jon Peddie Research. The 48-core chip operates on as little as 25 watts, which is typical for a lot of laptop computers. It operates at 125 watts when at maximum performance. The chip is more power efficient in part because it has 24 sections, each of which can operate at a different speed, and there are eight sections operating at different voltages.