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Busting the Myth of the High-Power Intel Processor

December 15, 2021 | BY: Aaron Frank

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Size, weight, and power (SWaP) are highly critical constraints in the defense and aerospace industries. In particular, selecting a processing solution for an application requires the right mix of processor performance and power consumption.

There are three mainstream general-purpose processor architectures in use today, each with its own strengths and constraints: Intel (x86), Power Architecture, and Arm. Of the three, Intel processors boast the highest performance and efficiency. However, there is a popular industry misconception that Intel processors draw more when compared to the power needs of Power Architecture and Arm processors.


This white paper will bust the myth that Intel processors always draw more power.

Download this white paper to learn:

  • How processors consume power
  • Which processors have the highest performance per Watt
  • How to reduce power consumption
  • How to ensure Intel processors do not throttle

Author’s Biography

Aaron Frank

Senior Product Manager, Intel SBC & Graphics

Aaron Frank joined Curtiss-Wright in January 2010. As the Senior Product Manager for Single Board Computer and Graphics product lines, he is responsible for a wide range of COTS products utilizing processing and video graphics/GPU technologies in many industry standard module formats (VME, VPX, etc). His focus includes product development and marketing strategies, technology roadmaps, and serving as a subject matter expert within the sales team. Previous to this role, Aaron held the product Manager role for Networking products. Aaron has a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo.

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