Patent Number: 8,219,836

Title: Methods and apparatus to monitor instruction types and control power consumption within a processor

Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed to control power consumption within a processor. An example apparatus disclosed herein includes logic to identify at least one instruction type and to initialize a counter value corresponding to a maximum number of instructions to be performed, the maximum number being at least partially dependent upon the identified at least one instruction type. The example apparatus also includes processing logic to be enabled or disabled based, at least in part, on the counter value.

Inventors: Samra; Nicholas G. (Austin, TX), Huang; Andrew S. (Austin, TX), Jaisimha; Namratha R. (Bangalore, IN)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: G06F 1/32 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-07-10 0:00:00