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Help with mobile processors





meetul
Hello

Can someone help me in getting a hang of the mobile processors?
What's the difference among pentium M, Centrino and so
And what makes them different from the desktop processors except for the fact that they are smaller in size and are used in laptops?
ganesh
Pentium M is a mobile processor, agreed!

However, Centrino is a mobile platform, of which the Pentium M is a part.

The following links might help you in understanding them better:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrino

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium_M

The main competitor, but a huge distance behind, in the opinion of many market watchers, is the Athlon XP-M series.

Mobile processors are different from desktop processors in many ways:

(1) They consume far less power compared to desktop versions

(2) They run at much lesser speeds compared to desktop processors

(3) Amount of on-chip memory / cache is lower compared to desktop processors
psycosquirrel
Don't bother with either of those, and try to get a Core 2 Duo or a Core Duo mobile processor. They will run much faster than a Pentium M or a Centrino.

A general rule of thumb that I have heard is that a Pentium Mobile will perform similarily to a P4 s478 at twice it's frequency. For example, if you have a Pentium Mobile @ 1.4GHz, expect performance along the lines of a gimped P4 Northwood @ 2.8GHz. Of course, the lower L2/L1 Cache will make the estimate be heavily off. Unfortunately, the mobile processors also run at a variable voltage and frequency to conserve battery power. This means that the processor usage rating that Windows will give you is usually off by large amounts. Other than that, there are not too many differences. They both operate generally the same way, and some ms478 CPUs can run in desktop boards (though they are usually costly due to the custom chipset requirements)
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