Intel's New Centrino Aims to 'Get Rid of Bottlenecks'

Intel on Wednesday will announce a significant evolutionary update to its successful Centrino mobile computing platform. The new platform, currently code-named "Sonoma," will provide a wealth of new features to home and corporate users, including a faster front-side bus, which moves to 533 MHz; support for Serial ATA; high-definition audio; improved graphics acceleration; faster memory and improved wireless communications, including support for 802.11a, 11b and 11g. The new version of the Dothan Pentium M processor will run at 2.13 GHz.

"We're getting rid of bottlenecks at the system level," said Karen Regis, marketing programs manager of the mobile platforms group at Intel Corp. "We're trying to deliver a quality experience to the user," she said.

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News source: eWeek

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