Intel Pentium M 750 + i915PM Express Performance
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 18 September 2005. Page 1 of 6. Add A Comment

Although AMD has an exceptional offering with their Turion 64 Mobile Technology, Intel's 32-bit Centrino Mobile Technology seems to offer the competitive edge when it comes to mobile computing for business solutions. Centrino not only optimizes the Pentium M processor performance for extended battery life, heat output, and Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) but also combines integrated wireless LAN capabilities. With the Intel Dothan mobile core receiving a great deal of attention, partially due to its overclocking abilities when paired with such motherboards as the DFI 855GME-MGF, but also due to its speed of being a desktop replacement for mobile users. Curious about the Intel Pentium M (Dothan) with Intel Centrino Mobile Technology under Linux, we set out to test a Pentium M 750 (1.86GHz) with i915 Express Chipset and today we have our official results available for your viewing pleasure. The purpose of these results is to demonstrate the Intel mobile computing abilities in Linux when using the latest in hardware and software. Before we proceed, below are some features and specifications for Intel's Mobile Technologies.

Features:

Intel Pentium M:

  • Power Optimized 533/400 MHz processor system bus, Micro-ops Fusion & Dedicated Stack Manager
  • Support for enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology with multiple voltage & frequency operating points
  • Execute Disable Bit Support
  • Support for Intel Mobile Voltage Positioning (Intel MVP IV)
  • Micro FCPGA & FCBGA packaging technology

Intel i915PM Express Chipset:

  • 533 MHz Front Side Bus
  • Support for dual channel DDR2 400/533 MHz memory technology
  • Discrete Graphics
  • Intel Stable Image Technology
  • Serial ATA
  • Direct Media Interface (DMI)
  • Integrated high speed USB 2.0
  • Intel High Definition Audio
  • PCI Express Bus Architecture

Intel Centrinop Mobile Technology:

Intel Centrino mobile technology represents Intel's best technologies for laptops. More than just a processor, it features fully integrated wireless LAN+ capability and delivers excellent mobile performance while enabling great battery life in lighter, easier-to-carry laptop PCs.


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