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May 17, 2004 7:38:40 PM

I cam across this news : <A HREF="http://www.hardware.fr/news/lire/17-05-2004/#6584" target="_new">Pentium-M Micro ATX for sale</A> (it's in french).

Small summary :
In last August Radisys announced MicroATX MB for Penitum M processor, the <A HREF="http://www.radisys.com/oem_products/ds-page.cfm?product..." target="_new">Endura LS855</A> but they were very hard to find in stores.

But PFU ( a division of Fujitsu) will start to ship this week (in Japan first) the <A HREF="http://www.pfu.fujitsu.com/prodes/product/boardcomputer..." target="_new">PD-41PM160M1</A>, a very similar motherboard with 1 AGP port, 3 PCI slots, onboard 10/100Mbps Ethernet and 2 DIMM socket based on the Intel i855GME chipset. The only problem, the price : about 365€.

I wish that some review site will catch on and review this MB with a Dothan 2.0GHz, 1 Gig of ram and a X800/6800.

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May 17, 2004 9:34:51 PM

price 420 US dollar close 600 CDn$

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May 17, 2004 9:39:29 PM

Very nice. I suspect that the 2.0Ghz Dothan has a rather good overclocking potential... Too bad these mobos use a rather obsolete memory/FSB system (too slow, too old) in comparison to the more modern 800Mhz FSB of the P4 or even the ODMC...

Imagine Dothan with an on-die dual-channel memory controller.... Or heck, just an improved FSB and higher clocks... beyond the 21W thermal envelope...

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May 18, 2004 11:49:58 AM

Yup, Dothan performance are amazing even if they are matched with low speed memory/FSB/Chipset. The Desktop version of the Dothan wil probably be even better. The only problem is that when they will be on the market AMD will have move a step further too. Intel must be fast to move Dothan to the desktop market if they want to copitalize on this core with impressive performance.

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May 18, 2004 4:51:25 PM

Dothan is not that fast.

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May 18, 2004 4:51:26 PM

Dothan is not that fast.

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May 18, 2004 5:58:47 PM

In his actual form Dothan is not the fastest CPU, I agree with you. But it's a step further for Intel. When this core will get all the Northwood/Prescott goodis and maybe more, it will be a very good CPU. Think of with faster FSB/memory interface, with 64bit extension, more cache, faster speed. Intel have dropped NetBurst architecture and will focus on Dothan for the future, it's not without any reason. They know this core have a bright future.

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May 18, 2004 7:28:50 PM

So a cpu in 2005 or more on 90 NM vs a 2 year old NW core on 130 nm.

Sure projection goes well for dothan.

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