- Intel's Pentium-M 735 Processor and DFI 855GME Motherboard
Hexus have just finished playing with Intel's mobile Pentium-M Dothan in a desktop environment with the help of DFI's 855GME Motherboard. Their goal was to prove the oozing potential this processor has in a standard desktop environment, with efficiency/performance per clock being it's biggest plus. These chips run mighty cool as well, making them a nice solution for those looking to set up a nice and quiet yet speedy setup. Hopefully prices will start to fall on these in the near future, along with more supporting desktop boards for a bigger market.
With Intel officially forging forward in the desktop consumer space with Pentium 4, with the Prescott-2M update the most recent, there's also been a lively undercurrent of information, benchmarks and desktop boards for or regarding Pentium-M. Intel's mobile processor of choice, currently based on the Dothan processor core, is widely regarded as Intel's best performing processor, not just in terms of work it can do per clock compared to P4, but also in terms of its heat and power profile. Not only does it appear to be fast, but it's also very cool and frugal from the mains.
So it's about time I took a look at the processor in its current form, as a first-look, before I get neck-deep in the latest versions to hit the streets, on their newest platform, over the course of this year. Today's article features one of the mid-range Pentium-M processors and I'll try and explain the basics of how it works and what its outgoing desktop platform is like, so you can judge if it has promise as it transitions to a new platform at ever higher bus speeds and external frequencies.
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