Intel with new mobile processors
Intel is bringing new processors onto the market for the notebook sector. The most powerful of the mobile Pentium 4 is now clocked at 2.0 GHz. In addition, Intel is introducing two new processor types, the Mobile Celeron and the Pentium 4-C.
Der auf the Northwood core-based Pentium 4 is equipped with a 512 KByte L2 cache and is equipped with additional power-saving technologies, such as the SpeedStep technology. This puts the Pentium 4 into a resting phase, the 1.9 GHz or 2.0 GHz processor then only runs at 1.2 GHz. The voltage is reduced from 1.3 volts to 1.2 volts. The new mobile Pentium 4-C, on the other hand, is actually not a new processor. Rather, the normal Pentium 4 processors are specially tested to determine whether the processors also run at 1.3 volts instead of the 1.5 volts usual for desktop processors. These then have a lower power consumption than their normal brothers. At around 1.6 GHz, the power consumption drops from 46.8 watts to 30 watts, which is crucial for a notebook. The Mobile Celeron still has to be content with the Tualatin core known from the Pentium III. This was then exhausted to the last with the increase from 1.2 GHz to 1.33 GHz. For the higher clocked Celerons with 1.4 GHz and 1.5 GHz, Intel had to switch to the Northwood core of the Pentium 4, which, however, has to make do with an L2 cache reduced by half (128 KByte). With 256 KByte L2 cache and 1.45 volts, the Mobile Celeron has a power consumption of 25 watts, the Celerons (1.4/1.5 GHz) with Northwood core a little more, namely 30 watts As prices for the notebook processors, Intel specifies 637 US dollars for the Pentium 4 2.0 GHz when purchasing 1,000 units. The 1.9 GHz version should cost 410 US dollars. The Mobile Celerons with 1.33 and 1.4/1.5 GHz are said to cost 134 US dollars and$ 149/170 over the counter. How much the hand-selected Pentium 4-C models should cost, Intel did not want to say.