The new Pentium M code-named “Dothan” arrives with a few updates. These include 90nm technology, 2MB L2 cache and an enhanced energy efficient circuit. We are going to take a look at how this new mobile chip performs and does it really live up to its name to be the successor of Banias.



In year 2003, Intel revolutionized the mobile market by
introducing the

Centrino™ Mobile

to the world
To qualify for the Centrino branding, manufacturers must include the Intel
Pentium-M processor, Intel 855 Chipset family and Intel Wi-Fi module. With this
combination of hardware, a Centrino laptop is able to achieve high performance
and a battery life of up to 5 hours.

After one year in the market, Intel has successfully convinced
consumers that raw speed is not the only factor when it comes to performance.
Efficiency of the core plays a huge role as well.

Now, Intel has done a follow up in updating the core of the
Pentium-M processor. The new cpu, codename “Dothan”, sports a hefty 2MB L2
cache, manufactured using 90-nm process and strained silicon technology. All
these should add up to a faster, more efficient and power saving processor. VR-Zone
finally got hold of a chance to verify these claims.




 When running on battery mode, Dothan will throttle down to a
speed of 600Mhz, a scheme which has been implemented since the first version of
Pentium M.








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