SL definition processor
Features of some Intel
processors, including the Pentium
, for reducing power consumption. These features operate at two levels: the microprocessor
and the system. The processor can enter a low power state during non-processor intensive tasks (such as word processing
), or a very low-power state when the computer is not in use ("sleep" mode). At the system level, system management mode
can slow down, suspend, or completely shut down various system components to save energy.