Intel Releases New Pentium M Chips

Intel today is releasing new Pentium M chips (715 & 725). These .90 nanometer chips offer more memory cache along with a higher clock speed of 1.5GHz and 1.6GHz. Gateway, Toshiba, and several other PC makers have already added these chips to their notebooks today.

Intel Corp. on Wednesday rounded out its Pentium M chip line with the introduction of the 715 and 725 models. The chips join three other models—the 735, 745 and 755—in the family of Pentium M processors once code-named Dothan. Built on the Santa Clara, Calif., company's 90-nanometer manufacturing process, the chips feature more memory cache than previous Pentium Ms while consuming the same amount of power. The first of the Dothan processors were introduced in May.

Pentium M is the processor in Intel's Centrino mobile computing package, which also includes a chip set and Wi-Fi module. Many wireless notebook manufacturers are offering devices with either the entire Centrino package or the Pentium M processor coupled with Wi-Fi connectivity from other vendors. The new chips come in at lower frequencies than the other three—1.5GHz for the 715, 1.6GHz for the 725. The 735 runs at 1.7GHz, the 745 at 1.8GHz and the 755 at 2GHz. The new chips offer 2MB of Level 2 cache and a 400MHz system bus.

News source: eWeek

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