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Intel spins more mobile Pentiums and Celerons

Jul 20, 2004 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Intel has expanded its mobile Pentium and Celeron families with four new processors targeting compact, low power, portable devices. The processors are based on Intel's mobile micro-architecture, cover clock rates from 900 MHz to 1.4 GHz, offer typical power consumptions between 5 and 10 Watts, and are implemented in Intel's 90-nanometer (nm) process technology.

The new offerings include the Pentium M Low Voltage 738, the Pentium M Ultra-Low Voltage 733 and 723, and the Celeron M Ultra Low Voltage 353.

Intel says that the new low voltage processors feature such architectural enhancements as a 2MB Level 2 cache, a power-optimized 400 MHz system bus, an enhanced data pre-fetcher, and an enhanced register access manager for fast execution of instructions at low power. Additionally, the new processors include Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology, which helps optimize application performance and power consumption to enable extended battery life, according to Intel.

The new low voltage and ultra low voltage Pentium M processors, in conjunction with Intel's 855 chipsets and PRO/Wireless network connection chips, are members of Intel's Centrino mobile technology family.

The Celeron M Ultra Low Voltage 353 is said to offer “a balanced level of mobile-optimized processor technology and exceptional value for small mobile PCs.” According to Intel, the Celeron M processors are compatible with the 855 chipsets as well as the 852GM chipset, resulting in cost-effective, scalable platforms.

Specifications and Pricing:

L2 Power Price
Processor Frequency Cache (TDP) Voltage 1,000 units
738 1.40 GHz 2 MB 10W 1.11 V $284
733 1.10 GHz 2 MB 5W 0.94 V $262
723 1 GHz 2 MB 5W 0.94 V $241
353 900 MHz 512 KB 5W 0.94 V $161

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