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Anywhere Computing with Laptops: Making Mobile Easier by Harold Davis

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Processor and Chipset

This section looks in more detail at two of the components of the Intel Centrino mobile technology platform—the Intel Pentium M processor and the surrounding Intel chipsets (855 and 915).

Intel Pentium M Processor

The Intel Pentium M provides many advanced features including

  • A micro architecture including power-optimized 400MHz or 533MHz processor system bus, Micro-Ops Fusion, and Dedicated Stack Manager for faster execution of instructions at lower power

  • Normal, Low Voltage (LV), and Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) processor models to assist laptop designers in meeting their goals for performance and battery life

  • Advanced instruction prediction to reduce re-dos for increased performance

  • Support for Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology ...

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