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AMD tackles thorny problem of laptop battery life

Agam Shah | June 23, 2014
AMD will improve its chips' power consumption over the next 6 years, hoping for idle battery life in laptops of up to 50 hours

"There's a lot of opportunity to improve," Naffziger said.

Intel has been putting more voltage regulators on chips to control power consumption. But with chips getting smaller, loading too many voltage regulators may be costly and add complexity to chip design, Naffziger said. AMD will evaluate the number of voltage regulators and their capabilities to hit an optimal point.


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