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.
- 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.
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
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.