IDF San Francisco: Forget About Coolers And Heatsinks
At IDF Intel announced a novelty that indicates the trend of further system component integration - the on-package CMOS voltage regulator.
The idea is that a usual onboard regulator is rather slow to react to power consumption levels. Relocating it closer to CPU is expected to allow for a nearly CPU-like reaction speed that will significantly improve efficiency, reduce heat emission and thus make heatsinks and coolers obsolete.
Another bonus is some more free motherboard space.
Though details have not been disclosed yet, a working sample, from which the company representative removed obsolete cooling elements, makes us believe we'll soon see this in mass production.
Source: Our reporter at IDF
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