It's as well to keep your eyes skinned for Centrino bargains if you're
on the lookout for a system using the old Pentium M "Banias" cores.
Intel reported at its last conference call that it had quite a few in
It will move to persuade its notebook customers to use the newer
Pentium M and deck the old just as soon as possible. But there could
well be bargains about in the small window between now and May. µ
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email@example.com (Chris Allen) wrote:
> By INQUIRER staff: Tuesday 20 April 2004, 10:58
> AS WE REPORTED at the beginning of this month, Intel
> will introduce a 2GHz "Dothan" Pentium M chip on the
> 9th of May.
At this stage, it's not clear whether Intel will offer
533MHz frontside bus support or stick with the 400MHz FSB
used by today's PMs. Circumstantial evidence from
third-parties suggests it might, but the quoted clock
speeds point to a 400MHz FSB for now. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/03/30/intel_dothan_to...
Intel will offer three 90nm PMs: the 735, 745 and 755,
clocked at 1.7GHz, 1.8GHz and 2GHz, respectively, and
priced at $294, $423 and $637.
That will necessitate a price cut for the older, 130nm
PMs, with the 1.5GHz, 1.6GHz and 1.7GHz parts falling to
$209, $241 and $294 from today's $241, $294 and $423,
respectively. Those reductions amount to cuts of 13.3 per
cent, 18 per cent and 30.5 per cent, respectively.
A month later, Intel will release the Pentium M 715 and
725, presumably at 1.5GHz and 1.6GHz, matching 90nm parts
to their 130nm predecessors, paving the way for the
elimination of the 130nm chips altogether.