ergophobe - 4:40 pm on Sep 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
J_Rad and JAB - OT, but it sounds like you guys would know: for a while Intel was the energy hog and AMD the efficiency leader. Then the Core Duo series came out and Intel dropped it's power consumption a fair bit.
Since the CPU is only one component and hardly the most energy-wasting in a home or office, I don't think that matters much for a desktop in a large case with good cooling. But for a laptop, it's hard to dissipate that heat and of course battery life suffers (some, I know there are a lot of components)
So how do Intel and AMD compare now for laptops in terms of energy consumption/heat output? Or put another way, do you feel the same way when it comes to laptops?