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ASUS Eee PC: Exclusive Inside Look! - The Chipset & CPU

With screwdriver in hand, we decide to open up ASUS' new Eee PC to see what surprises are lurking inside.

| Netbooks (EOL) in Laptops | Posted: Oct 31, 2007 4:00 am

The Chipset Schematic and CPU

 

The physical chipset is based on the 910 GML Express chipset series and below we have a schematic courtesy of Intel. This schematic is a representation of possible layouts vendors can initiate.

 

 

The actual Celeron M CPU within the Eee PC looks like this:

 

 

The Intel Celeron M CPU runs at 900MHz with 9x clock multiplier. The L1 cache is 64KB, the L2 cache size is 512KB and the Bus speed is rated at 400MHz (100x4). The processor is manufactured with the 90nm technology and works from a 479-ball lead free Micro-FCBGA. This particular model is from the B1 stepping, with a CPUID of 06D6h. The CPU draws 0.94Volts and supports multimedia instruction sets-MMX, SSE, SSE2. The TDP of the chip is a very low 5.5W. This low heat signature makes it ideal for a platform of this type.

 

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