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Today's mobile Pentium processor family delivers the highest performance in mobile computers. The Mobile Pentium® Processor with MMX™ technology, the latest addition to the family, enables higher quality and performance for graphics, video and audio. For the mobile user, that translates into an overall enhanced computing experience, through better multimedia and communications performance without compromising battery life.

Introducing the Intel Mobile Module

Intel is also offering a mobile Pentium processor platform building block -- the Intel Mobile Module -- that accelerates the delivery of MMX technology and future processors to mobile computer users. Intel's Mobile Module incorporates a common form factor that reduces the design time and resources required to accommodate processor transitions. It is a highly integrated assembly containing the processor and its immediate system-level support -- including all required electronic circuits.

User Benefits:

  • Pentium® processor performance in a line of processors designed specifically for mobile computers
  • First mobile processor with MMX™ technology
  • Available at speeds up to 166 MHz
  • Superior power management for extended battery life
  • Tape Carrier Package (TCP) for smaller and lighter mobile computers

The entire mobile Pentium processor family contains innovative power management and thermal characteristics. At the core of Intel's power management for extended battery life is Intel System Management Mode (ISMM). This maximizes energy savings by facilitating the slowdown, suspension, or complete shutdown of various system components. Intel's Voltage Reduction Technology conserves power by allowing the processor to communicate with industry standard 3.3-volt components while its inner core operates at as low as 2.45 volts.

Today's mobile Pentium processors manage heat very effectively facilitating the design of smaller and lighter mobile computers. The Tape Carrier Package (TCP) was developed to meet the challenge of providing high performance in a mobile environment constrained by thermal, mechanical, and electrical design considerations. It is 65 percent smaller and weighs 95 percent less than the equivalent desktop version. TCP's small size and thermal efficiency leave room for enhanced capabilities and features in mobile computers.


*Differences in hardware and software configurations will affect actual performance. For further information, refer to the Performance Brief.

Processor Features
The mobile Pentium processor family has on-chip module power down capabilities that result in extended battery operation without performance degradation. The Floating Point Unit (FPU) and, for the mobile Pentium processor with MMX technology, the MMX instructions, initiate a power down mode when there are no operations in use or pending. When on-chip logic determines an instruction will soon be dispatched, the FPU powers up to execute the instruction, then powers down upon completion. MMX instructions use the same techniques. Floating point instructions that save or restore the floating point state also save and restore the MMX state. The MMX state is "aliased" on the floating point state. No new state was added to the Intel Architecture to support the MMX instructions.

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