Friday, August 05, 2005

G5 970FX 2.0 is 39 Watts max

IBM has published an article titled Thermal Considerations: PPC970FX which states the 2.0 GHz G5 has a maximum power output of 39 Watts (105 C part). This number is significantly lower than the 50 Watts listed for previous non-low power 2.0 GHz 970FX chips. Further details are not provided, but it could represent a specific low power version of the chip, which would be sold in parallel with higher power parts.

The question now is what wattage a low power 1.8 GHz 970FX and a 2.5 GHz 970MP would put out.