Intel uses the name "Digital Media Boost" to refer to a variety of new features, including the addition of the SSE3 instruction and accommodations for larger floating point numbers. According to Intel, these capabilities should speed up the playback and rendering of digital content, and thus lead to a better multimedia experience on suitably-equipped PCs.
|Intel Core Duo||MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3|
|Intel Dothan||MMX, SSE, SSE2|
|AMD Turion 64||MMX, 3DNow!, SEE, SSE2, SSE3, x86-64|
Intel Advanced Thermal Management
Compared to its predecessors, thermal monitoring and management for Core Duo processors has been refined.
Every working subsystem inside the Core Duo processor has its own thermal monitor and a temperature sensor near all known hot spots. The legacy thermal diode - which is intended to prevent a CPU from self-destructing should the die overheat too much as a result of a failed or defective CPU fan - is shared between both cores. Because each core makes a separate temperature sensor available, it is theoretically possible to regulate the speed of the CPU fan more precisely; this is due to the paramount importance of die temperature in regulating the cooling system. As a consequence, Yonah notebooks should run more quietly and last longer.
- Is Faster Notebook Performance Worth Shorter Battery Life?
- Yonah: Pentium M Successor With Two Cores
- ..., Faster Front Side Bus (FSB),
- ...and Other Important Enhancements
- Dynamic Power Coordination
- Dynamic Power Coordination, Continued
- Digital Media Boost
- I've Got A Core Duo Processor LV L2400. What Have You Got?
- Models And Pricing For Core Duo And Core Solo CPUs
- Overview Of All Centrino Generations
- New Chipsets And Two Different Southbridges
- Test System Configuration Details And Comparison Systems
- Benchmarks And Settings
- Extended Benchmark Suite
- ABBYY FineReader 8
- Application Test Results
- Windows Media Encoder 9
- Results From The Multitasking Scenarios
- Office Applications: SYSmark 2004 SE
- SYSmark 2004 SE, Continued
- Battery Life: MobileMark 2005
- MobileMark 2005, Continued
- Energy Drain: Graphics Chip Or Chipset?
- Summary And Conclusions
- Summary And Conclusions, Continued