Q: What is the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor � M?
A: The new Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor � M incorporates all the performance features of the desktop Intel Pentium 4 processor with the added benefits of mobility, including extended battery life, improved power management and smaller packaging technology.
Q: Who is the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor � M designed for?
A: Because of the outstanding performance of the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor � M with speeds up to 2 GHz, it's ideal for notebook computers that are used for multimedia applications, real-time conferencing, streaming video, and graphics presentations. Users replacing their desktop systems with notebooks will appreciate the accelerated response times and transaction rates offered by the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor � M.
Q: What new features does the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor � M offer?
A: The foundation of the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor � M is the Intel� NetBurst� micro-architecture, which provides the same performance features as the Pentium 4 processor for the desktop. These enhances include processor core speeds up to 2 GHz, faster 400 MHz system bus, 144 new Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 instructions (SSE2), rapid-execution engine for accelerating calculations, new Advanced Trace Cache that stores 12K decoded instructions, and large 512K on-die full speed L2 Cache. system bus, new Streaming SIMB Extensions 2 instructions (SSE2), rapid-execution engine, and Advanced Trace Cache (512K on-die full-speed L2 cache).
Q: What makes the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor � M different from the Mobile Intel Pentium III Processor � M?
A: The Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor � M is presently Intel's fastest mobile processor available with speeds up to 2 GHz and a fast 400 MHz system bus, which triples the transfer of information from the processor to the rest of the system. These performance improvements stem from NetBurst micro-architecture (0.13-micron process technology, ), which offers a fast Rapid Execution Engine, improved cache subsystem for better streaming video and audio, Hyper Pipelined Technology, and enhanced Streaming SIMD Extension 2 (SSE2) for accelerating encryption, video and other multimedia. For more information, see: Mobile processor comparison chart.
Q: What are the benefits of the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor � M?
A: Many users are replacing their desktop systems with notebook PCs, which offer the performance, enhanced transaction and response times necessary to easily handle the most demanding applications such as 3D visualization or next-generation operating systems. The Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor � M not only offers this performance, but extends battery life and lowers power consumption using Intel Enhanced SpeedStep Technology and Deeper Sleep. Micro Flip Chip PGA packaging technology along with 0.13-micron architecture makes the processor thinner and lighter with improved wireless LAN performance.
Q: Which software is optimized for the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor � M?
A: Web Collaboration: Office 2000* by Microsoft*; Voice Recognition: FreeSpeech: The Vocal Computer by Phillips Speech Processing*, Lotus SmartSuite Millennium Edition w/ViaVoice*; Digitally Signed Documents: TrustedDoc* by SSE Limited; Electronic Signatures: PrivaSeal* by Aliroo*; High-Quality Live Video: Bloomberg.com* by Bloomberg*; 3D Visualization: 3D Sensations for Presentations* by CrystalGraphics*, Cool 3D* by Ulead Systems*; Media and Internet Operating System: BeOS* by Be, Inc.*; Sales Tools: BackWeb Sales Accelerator* by BackWeb Technologies, Inc.*
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Q: What is Intel 0.13-micron technology?
A: 0.13 micron is a manufacturing term that refers to the feature size of the poly-silicon gate in the microprocessor. This feature size has a direct correlation to the speed and power requirements of the microprocessor. As feature sizes are reduced, the process speed (MHz) increases while the power requirements decrease correspondingly. 0.13 micron is currently the smallest feature size available in high volume manufacturing. This technology allows for greater speeds than ever before with lower power consumption, resulting in greater performance and extended battery life in thinner, lighter notebooks.
Q: What clock speeds are available for the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor � M?
A: 2 GHz, 1.90 GHz, 1.80 GHz, 1.70 GHz, 1.60 GHz, 1.50 GHz, and 1.40 GHz.
Q: What is Data Prefetch Logic?
A: The Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor � M features a Data Prefetch Logic that anticipates data needed by an application and pre-loads it into the Advanced Transfer Cache, further increasing processor and application performance.
Q: What is Enhanced SpeedStep technology?
A: Intel Enhanced SpeedStep technology provides desktop class performance with all the benefits of mobility. This is accomplished with two dynamically switching performance modes. Maximum Performance mode provides desktop-class performance when you are connected to AC power, while Battery Optimized mode delivers maximum battery life. For example, when a system is unplugged, the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor � M 2 GHz core automatically drops to 1.2 GHz from the peak frequency of 2 GHz. At the same time, the operating voltage of the processor drops to 1.20 volts from 1.30 volts. In addition, Intel SpeedStep technology software allows for automatic or user controlled performance mode switching. The software supports all the major operating systems including Microsoft's Window* 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP through a common code base.
Q: What is Deep Sleep technology?
A: Developed by Intel, Deep Sleep alert state puts the processor into a low power mode of less than 1.2 watts when the processor is inactive or when transitioning between performance modes. The processor can enter this low power mode regardless of the application or performance mode that the system is running in.
Q: What is Deeper Sleep technology?
A: In addition to Deep Sleep, Deeper Sleep is an even lower power mode that is used during the transition process between performance modes. When in Deeper Sleep mode, the processor draws even less power than Deep Sleep while allowing the performance mode transition process to occur.
Q: At what speed does the data bus operate on the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor � M?
A: 400 MHz, increasing processor bus bandwidth over previous mobile solutions for three times faster access to system resources such as memory, I/O devices and graphics.
Q: Which chipsets support the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor � M?
A: The Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor � M is compatible with the Intel 845 chipset.
Q: What packaging does the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor � M use?
A: Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor � M is available in micro-FCPGA (Flip Chip Pin Grid Array) packages for socketable boards. Latest packaging technology makes outstanding performance possible for notebooks in a variety of shapes and sizes.