Low voltage Pentium III with only 1.1 volts
Intel plans to launch the Pentium III LV next week, where LV stands for Low Voltage. The Pentium III LV then only needs 1.1 volts, ideal for use in notebooks.
The processor should be operated at 500 MHz with only 1.1 volts, in the SpeedStep probably only at 300 MHz 0.9 volts. The previous Pentium III mobile processors require 1.6 volts under full load and 1.35 volts in energy-saving mode. These will remain on the market with clock frequencies of up to 850 MHz. A Celeron with 500 MHz at 1.1 volts also appears, but does not have SpeedStep. The Celeron will continue to be denied SpeedStep, but will be up to 600 MHz fast in the third quarter of 2001.