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Power Efficiency of Device Implementations

posted May 19, 2018, 5:46 PM by MUHAMMAD MUN`IM AHMAD ZABIDI   [ updated May 19, 2018, 5:49 PM ]
The common microprocessor is actually not that very power-efficient.
GPU is slightly more power-efficient.
FPGA is approximately 10 times more power-efficient.
And the winner is ASIC with is about 100 times better.
All these depend on the specific algorithm of course.
Some algorithms may be more amenable for parallel processing, thus achieving even higher speedups.



 Abbrev.
Long Name
Examples
GPP
General Purpose Processor   
Intel Architecture (IA-32), ARM, microcontrollers
GPU
Graphics Processing Unit
Nvidia GeForce, ATI Radeon
FPGA Field-Programmable Gate Array
Altera/Intel, Xilinx
ASIC
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit
Names chosen by foundry (eg TSMC, Samsung) customer.



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