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News about the Mobile Pentium 4

News about the Mobile Pentium 4

At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) currently taking place in Tokyo, Japan, Intel Vice-President Anand Chandrasekhe spoke about the future of the Mobile Pentium 4 processors, also called P4-M, and denied the development of energy-saving versions.

The P4-M processors are only designed for performance and not for reduced energy consumption and Intel wants the clock frequency of the processors increase to 2 GHz by the end of the year, said Chandrasekhe. Intel also has the plan to equip 70 percent of all full-size notebooks sold this year with the Mobile Pentium 4. The Pentium 3-M processors are being further developed for the sub-notebook sector. According to Chandrasekhe, the low-voltage P3-M with up to 1 GHz and the ultra-low-voltage versions with up to 866 MHz will come onto the market. Only in 2003 does Intel want to switch to the new CPU design with the 'Banias', which was announced last year and which is being developed specifically for mobile use.

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